Buffy Sainte-Marie to debut biographical documentary at URI, Nov. 14

KINGSTON, R.I. — 4:50 p.m. EST, November 10, 2006 — The University of Rhode Island Honors Program will present the screening of the documentary film Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life, on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Sainte-Marie will introduce the film that will be screened in the Cherry Auditorium of the Kirk Engineering Building on Upper College Rd, Kingston.

The film and Sainte-Marie’s presence is part of the Honors Colloquium series on “Songs of Social Justice.” Sainte-Marie and Grammy winner Bill Miller will be presenting a program of music of and by Native Americans in Edwards Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

The documentary film chronicles the achievements of Sainte-Marie and her personal journey as a singer, songwriter, artist, teacher and activist. It features interviews with Joni Mitchell, Randy Bachman, Stepppenwolf’s John Kay, Robbie Robertson, Bill Cosby and folk legend Eric Anderson.

Sainte-Marie has graced the musical world with such masterpieces as the anathematic “Universal Soldier,” and Academy award-winning “Up Where We Belong” Her songs have been recorded by Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Cher, Chet Atkins, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker and Neil Diamond. She has recorded 17 albums, three television specials and spent five years as a regular on Sesame Street. She was elected in to the Juno Hall of Fame in 1995 for her contributions to the music industry. She is a musician, Aboriginal-rights activist, artist and television personality.

For more information contact Stephen Wood, 874-4030, 783-8978 (home) DocWood@uri.edu, Co-Director Honors Colloquium.