Up to Snuff

Directed By: Mark Maxey | Runtime: 80 min | Plays In Short Block: None

WG ‘Snuffy’ Walden may be one of the most influential (but least known) contributors to the soundtrack of your life. If you watched Thirtysomething, The Wonder Years, Friday Night Lights, or The West Wing, the guitarist Snuffy Walden possibly had more impact on you than Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix. Snuffy started out like many talented musicians in the ‘60s and ‘70s, embracing the ‘‘Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll’’ lifestyle, while trying to make it in a rock band. Unlike his music peers, Snuffy quietly transitioned into one of the most successful, well liked and impactful television composers of our time. Up To Snuff is the story of that metamorphosis, recounted by the likes of Aaron Sorkin, Timothy Busfield, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Eric Burden (of the Animals), and many others. As Snuffy himself says, ‘‘I didn’t choose a life in music, music chose me.’’ Learn how this massively influential, near unknown survived the ‘60s and ‘70s to help define the ‘90s and ‘00s.


October 20, 201812:30 PMTheater 11

* If filmmakers are present, there will be a 15 minute Q&A after the end credit sequence.


Film Type: Feature
Main Genre: Documentary
Sub Genre: Music
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Subtitles: None
Premiere Status: Florida