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Director Maureen Gosling celebrates the life of singer Barbara Dane, a woman whose stellar voice supported justice movements in the Bay Area and beyond for decades, garnering an impressive FBI file along the way. Deeply respected by fellow luminaries in folk, blues, and jazz, Dane built a far-reaching legacy with music, activism, and love.

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Premiere, Oct. 10th @ The Mill Valley Film Fesetival

The 9 Lives of Barbara Dane


Filmmakers Maureen Gosling (THIS AIN’T NO MOUSE MUSIC, BURDEN OF DREAMS) and Jed Riffe (ISHI, THE LAST YAHI, THE LONG SHADOW) joined forces with producer (and daughter of Barbara Dane) Nina Menéndez (TROPICOLA), to create a feature-length documentary, The 9 Lives of Barbara Dane.


"The 9 Lives..." celebrates the life of Barbara Dane, a fiercely independent woman born in the 1920s, who took the power of her voice from the bright lights of the stage to the tumultuous streets of 1960s America, paving her own way with her art, in the service of social justice, civil rights and peace. Still going strong in her 90s, we’ll learn what made her switch directions from the coveted life of a famous jazz and blues singer to a committed social activis.t

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