October 11, 2006
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THE GLOBE AND MAIL, Friday, November 10, 2006
Doyle's Quick Picks
Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life is a biography of the
woman best known as a singer. But she's more, as this doc made by Joan Prowse
points out. Sainte-Marie has written songs for artists including Chet Atkins,
Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker and Neil Diamond, made three television specials and
for five years was a regular on Sesame Street. Someone introduces her
here as "the incredible, beautiful, legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie" and
a fascinating character.
TORONTO STAR, Sunday, November 12, 2006
Buffy's Full Life, Blacklist Sorrow by Greg Quill
...The documentary by Toronto filmmaker Joan Prowse fully examines, within the
limits of one hour, the life of the 65-year-old Saskatchewan-born, US-raised
Native American singer, artist, social activist and inductee to both the Canadian
Music and Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. It's an affectionate portrait from
her birth in the Piapot Cree reserve in the Qu'Appelle valley, through her string
of popular protest songs in the 1960s and '70s ("The Universal Soldier", "Up
Where We Belong", "Now That The Buffalo's Gone" and more, recorded
by Elvis, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker among others) and
on TV's Sesame Street....
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National Post, January 4, 2007
And she has awesome feet!
Singer has been leading a multimedia life for more than 40 years By
...Sainte-Marie is in town to promote a new documentary, Buffy Sainte-Marie:
A Multimedia Life, which was directed by Joan Prowse, a filmmaker best known
for her documentary about the women’s rights movement and swimwear design,
Beauty and the Beach.....
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Canadian Dimension, January 5, 2007
Un unsung Hero for Far Too Longa life for more than 40 years By
...The film - a co-production between CineFocus Canada and Paquin Enterteinment
- takes a look at Sainte-Marie's life, not just as a singer, but an Academy Award-winning
songwriter, Native rights and antiwar activist, multimedia artist and educator...
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