With a six-decade-long music career behind her, Joan Baez is ready to pull back the curtain. Her fascinating life will be brought to the big screen October 6th with Joan Baez I Am a Noise, which has received its first trailer.
Described as “neither a conventional biopic nor a traditional concert film,” the documentary splices together footage of Baez on her 2019 farewell tour along with archival media that capture the full scope of her epic career. Directed by Karen O’Connor, Miri Navasky, and Maeve O’Boyle (and co-executive produced by Patti Smith), Joan Baez I Am a Noise unearths newly discovered home movies, diaries, artwork, therapy tapes, and audio recordings that put her music into context.
From her struggles with anxiety to her civil rights work with Martin Luther King, Jr. and getting her heart broken by Bob Dylan, the doc promises to act as “a compelling and deeply personal exploration of an iconic artist who has never told the full truth of her life, as she experienced it, until now.” See Baez in the official trailer below.
In April, it was announced that Top Gun: Maverick star Monica Barbaro will portray Baez in A Complete Unknown, James Mangold’s upcoming biopic on Dylan starring Timothée Chalamet.