Summer Film Series

Joan Baez: I Am Noise

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Summer Film Series presents:

Joan Baez: I Am Noise
Directed by Miri Navasky, Maeve O'Boyle, & Karen O'Connor

Bob Dylan called it her “heart-stopping soprano,” and it’s true that when Joan Baez unleashed that pure, angelic voice on the protest song “We Shall Overcome,” you could believe we would, indeed, overcome. The celebrated folk singer and activist was singing about civil rights, of course. But what we learn in the thoughtful, thorough and sometimes harrowingly intimate “Joan Baez: I Am a Noise” is that Baez was also seeking to overcome much on a personal scale: anxiety, depression, loneliness and, late in life, troubling repressed memories about her own father. “I Am a Noise,” beginning with Baez consulting a voice coach as she prepares for what will be a farewell tour, is a coherent, cohesive, and sometimes jarringly frank portrait. 

Running time: 1hr 49min
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This is a Pay-What-You-Can event. Tickets are sold at the door on the day of the show. No advanced tickets are being sold for this event.