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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

This screening took place on
Friday, January 3, 2020 at 5:45pm
Yukon Arts Centre

You'll for sure want to experience this documentary in the clear full sound of the Yukon Arts Centre for the incredible archival performances of one of pop music's great vocalists. And who doesn't want to see a documentary that features Dolly Parton, Aaron Neville and Harry Dean Stanton singing in it?

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. Today Ronstadt has Parkinson's disease and her magnificent singing voice has been silenced. But rather than letting that voice be lost to history, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice tells Linda's story through her own words and music, and by such professional colleagues as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Aaron Neville among many others.

Content warning for brief strong language and drug use descriptions.

"None of the procession of associates and other commentators make the case for her greatness better than Ronstadt herself, captured in vintage clip after vintage clip, singing the hell out of everything she does." - Joel Selvin, San Fransisco Chronicle

  • Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
  • 2019, USA
  • 93 minutes

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