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Joan Baez

Lowest Rated:   28% Slacker Uprising (2008)
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While her contributions to motion pictures have been minimal, American singer/composer Joan Baez is perhaps the best known and most influential contributor to the field of 1960s protest songs. The daughter of a Mexican-born physicist father and a Quaker mother, Joan scored her first public success at age 18, when she was featured at the Newport Festival. Her fame was furthered by the first of several tours with Bob Dylan in 1963. Joan was popular enough in the late 1960s to be cruelly parodied by cartoonist Al Capp, who created a folksinger named Joanie Phoanie who sang for the oppressed while tooling around in a Rolls Royce. This caricature couldn't have been farther from the truth: while many other prominent protest singers succumbed to the trappings of money and fame, Joan remained steadfastly true to her causes. In 1965, she helped create the Institute for Non-Violence in California; a few years later, she willingly made herself persona non grata on network TV by dedicating a performance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour to her husband David Harris, then in prison for evading the draft. Baez' movie contributions have included her producing chores on the 1982 There but for Fortune (the title was taken from her 1965 song hit), a semi-documentary about the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua. Joan Baez has appeared as herself in a handful of concert films (1966's Big TNT Show, 1967's Don't Look Back), and was seen as an interviewee in the 1984 Woody Guthrie documentary, Hard Travellin'.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Actor
2013
95% Sing Your Song
  • Joan Baez
$48.2k 2012
No Score Yet For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Big T.N.T. Show
  • Actor
2012
97% Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
  • Actor
$0.3M 2011
60% Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
  • Actor
$22.4k 2010
No Score Yet Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound
  • Actor
2009
28% Slacker Uprising
  • Actor
2008
78% The Garden
  • Actor
2008
95% Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
  • Actor
2007
100% The Other Side of the Mirror - Bob Dylan Newport 1963-1965
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet American Experience
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Smothered: The Great Smothers Brothers Censorship Wars
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Message to Love
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet In the Spotlight: Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Actor
1995
79% The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
  • Actor
1994
100% Berkeley in the Sixties
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Woodstock: Lost Performances
  • Herself
1990
No Score Yet Three Worlds, Three Voices, One Vision
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin'
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet In Our Hands
  • Actor
1984
40% Renaldo and Clara
  • Woman in White
1978
No Score Yet The Memory Of Justice
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Sing Sing Thanksgiving
  • Joan Baez
1974
No Score Yet The Making of 'Silent Running'
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet B.B. King: At Sing Sing Prison
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Celebration at Big Sur
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Dynamite Chicken
  • Joan Baez
1971
100% Isle of Wight Festival: Message to Love: 1970
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet Carry it On
  • Actor
1970
100% Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet Scruggs
  • Actor
1970
100% Dont Look Back
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Festival
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet Woodstock Diary
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
  • 2016
  • 2009
No Score Yet Craft in America
2007
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Performer
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Appearing
  • 2005

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