Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

This captivating, in-depth music doc explores the life, art and activism of acclaimed Cree singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. Since her early days as an unknown musician touring First Nations reservations and folk music festivals, Sainte-Marie has smashed barriers every step of the way. Now, with the musician’s full participation, Canadian filmmaker Madison Thomas looks back on the highs and lows of her storied career—from her becoming the first (and only) Indigenous artist to win an Oscar for Best Original Song, to the censorship and blacklisting she faced after using her music to protest the Vietnam War and advocate for issues affecting Indigenous peoples. Thomas expertly combines never-before-seen archival material, present-day performance footage and intimate interviews with both Sainte-Marie and friends such as Joni Mitchell, Taj Mahal and Alanis Obomsawin. Sainte-Marie’s unique perspective on life and deep sense of compassion is what the world needs right now, more than ever.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

*Buffy Sainte-Marie will participate in a virtual Q&A at our FREE community screening on Saturday, October 1, 3:30 p.m.*


Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

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