Fri, Sep 27, 7:00pm: Post-screening discussion with singer-songwriter JD Souther, who's written and co-written songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles, moderated by NPR Music critic and correspondent Ann Powers. SOLD OUT
LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE is a musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century—and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Linda insisted on following her musical instincts.
Featuring numerous friends and collaborators—including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, and Don Henley.
“Why, despite all her multi-platinum records, has she remained critically underrated?... The documentary aims to reclaim Ronstadt’s rightful position as one of the most gifted vocalists of our time.” —Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, Pitchfork “It captures the life and career of a rock 'n' roll star who never looked back, never apologized, never compromised, virtually never made a wrong move, and made it all seem effortless.” —Owen Gleiberman, Variety “Astutely chronicling an amazing musical career that ended prematurely due to Parkinson's disease, the doc will delight the singer's old fans and likely make her many new ones as well.” —Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
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