Linda Ronstadt’s documentary will finally be screened in an SF movie theater
Linda Ronstadt’s award-winning documentary exploring her Mexican heritage hits theaters this month, nearly a year after its release on streaming services.
“Linda and the Mockingbirds,” directed by James Keach, is set to make its big screen debut July 18 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.
The film, which was originally released in October, follows Ronstadt on his trip to Mexico in 2019 with Jackson Browne and students from Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy, the local Bay Area organization dedicated to preserving the Mexican culture.
“Because I’m fair skinned and have a German last name, people don’t realize it’s my past,” the 75-year-old singer told The Chronicle.
The documentary is part of Ronstadt’s lifelong mission to shine a light on the music she grew up with along the border in the Sonoran Desert. Originally from Tucson, she drew attention to his legacy throughout his career, most notably with a series of albums devoted to traditional mariachi music released from 1987 to 2004 – some of the best-selling non-English albums in the United States
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Earlier this year, Ronstadt announced plans to release “Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonora Borderlands,” a book comprised of stories, photographs and recipes. It will arrive in bookstores in the fall of 2022.
The singer, who quit performing in public after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012, was recognized as a “legend” last year at the 33rd annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.
“Linda and the Mockingbirds”: 2 p.m. on July 18. $ 8- $ 10. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., SF roxie.com
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