"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!
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.