Acclaimed music documentary screening at BUFS

At 77, rock legend David Crosby has more than a few tales to tell — about the house in the song “Our House,” for example, or the song Joni Mitchell wrote to break up with him — and he shares some of the best in David Crosby: Remember My Name, playing at BUFS this Thursday at 7 p.m.

To many, David Crosby’s name would be hard to forget, headlining some of the biggest acts in rock history. But this documentary aims to show more about the man behind the headlines, from hard drugs and prison time to horse ranches and heart procedures — all directly from the source. Producer Cameron Crowe interviews Crosby and filmmaker A. J. Eaton takes him on a tour of Laurel Canyon to reminisce about a life lived in front of a microphone.

Nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2019, David Crosby: Remember My Name is director Eaton’s feature-length documentary debut.

“The film’s engine runs on a flicker of humanity in Crosby that nothing can extinguish,” says Joel Selvin of the San Francisco Chronicle. “The glint in his eyes may have dimmed, but he is a resolute fighter, ready for his next bout. He can muster considerable charm and sing like a bird. In the end, that is what always got him by and why this film is as engaging and seductive as Crosby himself.”

Tickets for all BUFS shows are available at the Film House in the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (PAC) on the evening of screenings. General admission is $9.50 or $7 for Film House members, plus tax. Free BUFS memberships are also available on screening nights.

Visit the BUFS web page for this season’s selection, with additional titles being added to the calendar as they are confirmed. Look for the red B that indicates a BUFS-hosted screening.

For more than 40 years, BUFS has been bringing the best in independent and art house cinema to the Niagara region. The society is supported by the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Brock.

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