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Occurs on Monday March 18 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Algonquin Theatre
37 Main Street East
Huntsville ON P1H 1A1

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× Presented by Reel Alternatives Huntsville in partnership with Algonquin Theatre...
"Joan Baez I Am A Noise"
March 18th at 7:00pm
$10 tickets online or at the door

At the end of a 60-year career, legendary 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.

Famous at 18, on the cover of Time magazine by 21 and dubbed the “Queen of Folk,” by the early 60s, Joan Baez was bigger than any folk singer who had come before. She became the icon of a new generation of musicians, from Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen to Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. But it was her political passion as much as her prodigious talent that made her a legend. Long before ‘celebrity activism’ was cool, Baez used her influence and commitment to non-violence to relieve suffering and fight injustice.

Joan Baez: I Am A Noise is an intimate psychological portrait of the legendary singer and activist anchored in her extraordinary archive but including newly discovered home movies, diaries, artwork and audio recordings. Baez is remarkably revealing about her life both on and offstage—from lifelong emotional struggles to her civil rights work with Martin Luther King to a heartbreaking romance with a young Bob Dylan.

A searingly honest look at a living legend, the film is a deeply personal exploration of an iconic artist who has never told the full truth of her life until now. - (Hot Docs)

USA | 2023
Directors: Karen O'Connor, Miri Navasky, Maeve O'Boyle
Featuring: Joan Baez, Hanna Shykind, Joan Baez Sr.
Runtime: 113m
Language: English
Content advisory: sexual content, coarse language

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