JOAN BAEZ: I AM A NOISE - encores
Dec 19 thru 22
Tue to Fri 5:30pm only!
Dir. Karen O’Connor, Miri Navasky & Maeve O’Boyle - 2023 - 113m
An unusually intimate psychological portrait of legendary folk singer and activist Joan Baez. Neither a conventional biopic nor a traditional concert film, this immersive documentary shifts back and forth through time as it follows Joan on her final tour and delves into her extraordinary archive, including newly discovered home movies, diaries, artwork, therapy tapes, and audio recordings. Throughout the film, Baez is remarkably revealing about her life on and off stage -from her lifelong emotional struggles to her civil rights work with MLK and a heartbreaking romance with a young Bob Dylan. A searingly honest look at a living legend, this film is a compelling and deeply personal exploration of an iconic artist who has never told the full truth of her life, as she experienced it, until now.
"Ends up as one of the few celebrity-driven biopics to clear a bar that so many don’t, answering the question of whether the life of the artist would be interesting apart from dutifully recounting the career they’ve had with a resounding yes." - Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest