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Joan Baez I Am A Noise

Joan Baez I Am A Noise

Joan Baez I Am A Noise

Dir. Karen O’Connor, Miri Navasky & Maeve O’Boyle
113 min

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About the Film

Joan Baez I Am A Noise is 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 moves back and forth through time as it follows Joan on her farewell 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.

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Film Details

Program: New Releases
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 113 min
Country/Region: USA
Rating: NR
Language: English
Print Source: Magnolia Pictures
Tags: Biography, Documentary, History, Music, Women Directors


Director: Karen O’Connor, Miri Navasky & Maeve O’Boyle
Executive Producer: Greg Sarris, Patti Smith, Josh Braun, Ben Braun, Terry Press
Producer: Miri Navasky, Karen O’Connor
Cinematographer: Wolfgang Held, Ben McCoy, Tim Grucza
Editor: Maeve O’Boyle
Composer: Sarah Lynch
Principal Cast: Joan Baez