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“I am not a saint, I am a noise,” wrote 13-year-old Joan Baez in her journal, reflecting on a discordance between her outer and inner lives that would only deepen. Icon of ’60s folk music and activism, Baez made the cover of TIME at 21, her relationship with Bob Dylan was widely publicized, and she famously performed “We Shall Overcome” at the March on Washington.
What the public didn’t know: she was subject to racist taunts as a child (her father was Mexican), suffered intense anxiety, and harbored long-simmering questions about unacknowledged family trauma. An intimate, revelatory portrait of an artist looking back on a six-decade career, crafted from a wealth of never-before-seen home movies, diaries, and audio recordings, while following Baez during her 2018 farewell tour.
2023 | 113 minutes
At 82, Baez seems to have processed her struggles. She is plain-spoken about her early fame and her devotion to Bob Dylan, and does not let herself off the hook when her son admits to feeling her absence while she was “busy saving the world.” An eloquent meditation on making peace with the past. . . CRITIC’S PICK! – The New York Times