Thu, Oct 3 – Fri, Oct 4

Directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffery Friedman, 95 min., PG-13

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. Today Ronstadt has Parkinson’s disease but rather than letting her voice be lost to history, the film tells her story through her own words and music, and by colleagues Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Aaron Neville and many others. “She shows herself to be one of its indispensable interpreters, as a vocalist and also as a thinker — covering a sprawling landscape with elegance, passion and insight.” —A.O. Scott, NY Times