The trio of filmmakers who made this ambitious documentary were given access to Joan Baez’s archives, including home movies and letters, which help paint a picture of a dynamic and suffering talent. Covering topics from Baez’s feelings on retirement, to her impact on music, to depression and sexual abuse, I Am Noise focusses on the bittersweet balance between the darkness and lightness of an artistic life.
(Dir. Miri Navasky, Maeve O’Boyle, Karen O’Connor , U.S, 113 m)
“Up-close, intimate and mostly frank. Whether you’ve followed her career for decades or are just now discovering her, (this) is undeniably impressive and ceaselessly engaging.” – Deadline