International documentary film festival
April 14 - 21, 2024
Kaptol Boutique Cinema, Zagreb

Joan Baez: I Am a Noise

Karen O'Connor, Miri Navasky, Maeve O'Boyle

Joan Baez: I Am a Noise

The film follows the musician, civil rights campaigner and activist, bringing her past to life with unique archive footage. She not only shares her successes but also speaks openly about long-standing psychological problems and therapies, about family, drugs, ageing and questions of guilt and forgiveness. The film interweaves diary entries and a wealth of partly previously unseen archive material with extensive conversations with Baez, as well as backstage moments from her farewell tour. Joan Baez: I Am a Noise is an intimate account of a career that arched across more than 60 years of musical and political expression, that will not only be of interest to her fans.

USA 2023, '113

DIRECTOR: Karen O'Connor, Miri Navasky, Maeve O'Boyle

CAMERA: Wolfgang Held, Ben McCoy, Tim Grucza

MONTAGE: Maeve O'Boyle

MUSIC: Sarah Lynch

PRODUCTION: Karen O'Connor, Miri Navasky


Cinema Eye Honors Awards: The Unforgettables Award (2024)
Berlinale (2023)
Nashville FF (2023)
Sofia IFF (2023)
IDFA (2023)
Hot Docs (2023)

Karen O'Connor

Miri Navasky

Maeve O'Boyle


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