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Film Screening—Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life
Film Screening—Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life

In honour of the opening of retrospective exhibition Buffy Sainte-Marie: Pathfinder presented by the National Music Centre in partnership with Paquin Entertainment, we are thrilled to present weekend screenings of the documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life at Studio Bell.

About the Documentary

This inspiring documentary film chronicles the remarkable story of Aboriginal artist Buffy Sainte-Marie as she rises to prominence in New York's Greenwich Village folk music scene and blazes a groundbreaking path as a talented songwriter, social activist, educator and artist. An Academy Award winner, and composer of such classic songs as Universal Soldier, Up Where We Belong and Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Buffy has sold more than 26.5 million records throughout her career. She was also a regular on Sesame Street ensuring her name would be known to millions around the world. The film includes interviews with family, friends and her music contemporaries including Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson, Bill Cosby, Taj Mahal, Steppenwolf's John Kay, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, and Sylvia Tyson, and paints a personal portrait of an extraordinary person whose talent and passion illustrate what it takes to lead a multimedia life.

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Scotiabank Backbeat provides regular weekend activations for families, children, and general visitors of all ages, including pop-up music performances, hands-on activities, presentations from community partners, and more.