The new documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (The Times of Harvey Milk, The Celluloid Closet), proves aptly titled. Not only does the pic, receiving its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, provide many examples of the glorious vocals that made its subject a pop music superstar, it also allows us to once again hear her voice as she narrates her story.
The film includes reminiscences by such friends and colleagues as Don Henley, Ry Cooder, David Geffen, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Cameron Crowe and Peter Asher, among many others, although Jerry Brown, with whom she had a longtime relationship, is conspicuously absent.
"I would consider her a real auteur," says Jackson Browne about Ronstadt, who eventually tired of the grind of being a pop star.
Production companies: CNN Films, PCH Films, Telling Pictures Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Producers: James Keach, Michele Farinola, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Executive producers: Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton Directors of photography: Nancy Schreiber, Ian Coad Editors: Jake Pushinsky, Heidi Scharfe Composers: Bennett Salvay, Julian Raymond Venue: Tribeca Film Festival