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Cinema in the City presents Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On
August 18, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pmFree
Cinema in the City is a free outdoor movie series presented in parks throughout the city. Bring your blankets, chairs, and snacks to York Road Park for a Friday night screening starting at dusk (approximately 8:50 pm)
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On
Experience the story of this Oscar-winning Indigenous artist from her rise to prominence in New York’s Greenwich Village folk music scene through her six-decade groundbreaking career as a singer-songwriter, social activist, educator, and artist.
Madison Thomas’ feature documentary is a joyous, challenging account of this cultural and musical icon’s lifelong commitment to music and sharing the truth.
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On features never-before-seen archival material, new performance footage and interviews with Sainte-Marie, Joni Mitchell, Sonia Manzano, John Kay, Robbie Robertson, Jackson Browne, Alanis Obomsawin and others.
Content advisory: themes of abuse and addiction
Pre-show performance by Layla Staats
Layla Staats is an Indigenous filmmaker, speaker, and activist from the Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River. She uses her voice and platform to highlight systemic issues continuously affecting Indigenous communities. Her music and films reflect her experience and the realities many others face.