Linda Ronstadt New Documentary: Watch the Trailer

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A feature documentary, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and produced by James Keach and Michele Farinola and CNN Films, will open in theaters this September. The announcement was made by Greenwich Entertainment and 1091, which have co-acquired the North American distribution rights to the film. The documentary was co-financed by PCH Films and CNN Films. CNN Films also produced the project and has acquired broadcast television rights for North America.

Watch the trailer below.

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and recently won the Documentary Audience Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival.

According to a press release, “With one of the most stunning voices to ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene and became the most successful female musician of the 1970s. She sold out stadiums around the world and was the highest paid female performer in rock and roll. Ronstadt’s singing range was second to none and she recorded hit records across rock, opera, jazz and Mexican folk, which channeled her Mexican ancestry.”

Epstein’s and Friedman’s feature documentary is filled with rare archival footage of Ronstadt’s performances and interviews with her friends and collaborators Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and JD Souther. Constructed from interviews over 50 years, Ronstadt narrates the film that documents her career from her early days in Tucson, Ariz., through her premature 2011 retirement due to Parkinson’s disease.

Directors Epstein and Friedman have been honored with two Academy Awards, five Emmy Awards and three Peabody Awards. Before becoming filmmaking partners, Epstein won the Academy Award for his documentary The Times Of Harvey Milk in 1985. Together with Friedman, their documentary Common Threads won the Academy Award® in 1990.

Related: Ronstadt is among the 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees

Watch Linda Ronstadt sing “Blue Bayou” live

Related: Our interview with Linda Ronstadt

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  1. Lori
    #1 Lori 29 July, 2019, 08:05

    I absolutely adore Linda. I saw her 4 times in concert, maybe more. She is so special. There is no one like her.

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  2. JCB
    #2 JCB 29 July, 2019, 08:10

    WOW! The greatest pure singer of her generation by a mile. With some of the greatest bands ever assembled. One of the best live performers I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen them all. God bless this living legend.

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  3. The Saguaro
    #3 The Saguaro 29 July, 2019, 11:02

    I’ll never forget seeing her opening for the original Eagles in 1978 at the Jerry Brown for President Benefit concert in Las Vegas. Her encore was bringing Jerry out on stage and singing “My Boyfirend is Back”. A 4+ hour spectacular concert (especially when she sang with the Eagles). Memories…….

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  4. abba2971
    #4 abba2971 29 July, 2019, 17:55

    SOOOOOOOOOOOO looking forward to this on DVD

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