Joan Baez I Am a Noise
January 13 & 14, 2024 | 3:00PM
2023. Directed by Miri Navasky, Karen O’Connor, and Maeve O’Boyle. 113 minutes. Not rated.
Showings take place at 3:00PM in the Billings Farm & Museum Visitor Center Theater. Tickets are $15 person/$12 Billings Farm member.
Facing the end of a 60-year musical career, legendary folk singer and activist Joan Baez takes an honest look back and a deep look inward as she tries to make sense of her large history-making life, and the personal struggles she’s kept private. Baez bids farewell to performing, and takes stock of her life in this unusually intimate and honest film.
Drawing from Baez’s extraordinary archive, filmmakers Karen O’Connor, Miri Navasky, and Maeve O’Boyle construct a deeply honest portrait of the living legend who was the voice of her generation, reflecting on her life on and off the stage, personal emotional struggles, and family secrets—revealing for the first time the full truth of her life.
Anyone with an interest in the key artists of the counterculture movement will find much to appreciate here.” ~ Hollywood Reporter