Fri 14 July | 17:30 | Pálás Screen 1

2023 | USA | 113’ | Documentary

I Am A Noise is an unusually intimate psychological portrait of legendary folksinger and activist Joan Baez. Neither a conventional biopic nor a traditional concert film, this immersive documentary follows Baez on her final tour and draws on her extraordinary archive, including newly discovered home movies, diaries, artwork, audio-recordings and therapy tapes.  

Baez is remarkably candid about her life on and off the stage, from her lifelong emotional struggles to her civil rights work with Martin Luther King, and her heartbreaking romance with a young Bob Dylan. A searingly honest look at a living legend, this film is a deeply personal exploration of an iconic artist who has never told the full truth of her life, as she experienced it, until now.

Irish Premiere | Post Show video call discussion with Joan Baez will follow

Directors: Miri Navasky, Karen O’Connor, Maeve O’Boyle
Producers: Miri Navasky, Karen O’Connor

Principal funder