Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice 2.0 stars

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Synopsis

Linda Ronstadt was the first female artist to leave an otherwise male band hot on the heels of a hit to launch a solo career. A lyric from the Stone Poneys tune that put her on the map foreshadowed the key to her success: Ronstadt was not about to have the reigns pulled in on her. CNN Films could have taken a lesson from its subject by not pulling any punches. For a period, controversy dogged Ronstadt’s career. All but a few guarded minutes are apportioned off to her highly publicized relationship with Gov. Jerry Brown. Ronstadt, who famously nicknamed her then-boyfriend “Moonbeam,” sums it up with, “We had a really good time together.” Not wanting to deprive her fans a chance to see her in concert, Ronstadt decided in 1983 to play South Africa. The U.N. placed her name on a list of artists who supporting apartheid by performing there. Parkinson’s Disease has robbed the 73-year-old singer of her voice. We’re grateful that the cameras were rolling when director’s Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman coaxed a tune out of her.

Scott Marks

Length: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Rated: PG-13

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Showtimes

Movie showtimes are subject to change. For possible updates to this schedule, please call the theater.

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-207-2606

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18

    9:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Thursday, Sept. 19

    9:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18

    10:30 a.m., 12:35 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Thursday, Sept. 19

    10:30 a.m., 12:35 p.m., 2:35 p.m.

Landmark Hillcrest

3965 Fifth Avenue, San Diego. 619-298-2904

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18

    2 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Thursday, Sept. 19

    2 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

La Paloma

471 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. 760-436-7469

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18

    6:05 p.m., 8:10 p.m.

  • Thursday, Sept. 19

    6:05 p.m., 8:10 p.m.

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