Joan Baez I Am A Noise

Joan Baez I Am A Noise

October 13, 2023
The Queen of Folk takes the stage one last time.

Details About the Film

Straddling the line of biopic and concert documentary, Joan Baez I Am A Noise uses "Queen of Folk" Joan Baez's final tour as the catalyst for a deep and intimate portrait of an artist. I Am A Noise mines Baez's extensive archive of home movies, artwork, diaries, photographs, therapy tapes, and audio-taped letters to showcase the inner life of Baez throughout her 60-year career as folk musician and political activist. Baez divulges the truth behind her struggles with anxiety, her heart-breaking relationship with Bob Dylan, and her Civil Rights activism with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Joan Baez I Am A Noise celebrates the life of an American music legend and offers a vision of what life could be for Baez, freed from the unspoken truths of the past.

Director(s): Miri Navasky, Karen O'Connor, Maeve O'Boyle
Starring: Joan Baez, Mimi Fariña, Bob Dylan, David Harris
Year Released: 2023
Runtime: 113 minutes
Country: United States
Language(s): English
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)

Film Reviews

"The documentary is an honest look at Baez coming to terms with her life and making peace with it, while accepting the limitations of her aging body. A true revolutionary, she has always done things her own way, so why would a film about her be any different?"

–Danita Steinberg, POV Magazine

"It’s a raw, personal look at her life in all its glory and misery. A more moving cinematic testament to Joan Baez could not exist. Encore, please!"

–Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail