Past Event17 Jul - 22 Jul 2016

Miss Sharon Jones!

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The Civic


"As much as Kopple objectively portrays Jones’s experience kicking cancer ‘in the ass’ (to use the singer’s sassy terminology), she never defines this soulful performer by her illness. Sharon Jones is a fighter and a survivor, Kopple shows, whether she’s breaking through barriers in the music business or beating cancer. Both are ruthless beasts and she trumps them." - Patrick Mullen, POV Magazine

"The incendiary soul singer Sharon Jones already had a few fans in the room when Barbara Kopple’s documentary Miss Sharon Jones! made its world premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival. By the end of the movie everybody in the place had a jones for Jones. The narrative arc of the film is the diminutive (‘four foot 11 and a quarter’) singer’s more than year-long battle with cancer – and her return to performing. But by lavishing huge helpings of Jones’ music and explosive performances on what is a very intimate portrait, the two-time Oscar-winning Kopple keeps the doco from ever becoming maudlin, or predictable, or from even slowing down." - John Anderson, Indiewire

Miss Sharon Jones!

USA 2015 
95 mins

Director: Barbara Kopple 

Producers: Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy

Photography: Gary Griffin, Tony Hardmon, Kyle Kibbe

Editors: Anne Fratto, Jean Tsien

Music: Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings

With: Sharon Jones, Megan Holken, Austen Holman, Gabe Roth

Festivals: Toronto, Amsterdam Documentary 2015; SXSW, San Francisco 2016

For tickets and details about films at other venues, please visit the New Zealand International Film Festival website.

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