Miss Sharon Jones!
USA, 93 mins, 2015. Dir. Barbara Kopple
Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA, American Dream), this moving documentary follows Sharon Jones and her band The Dap-Kings as they face Jones’ pancreatic cancer diagnosis—right as they’re poised for greater success. Tour dates are pushed and an album is postponed, all taking a toll on Jones and the band. If you’ve heard the 2014 album Give the People What They Want, you’ll know this doc has a happy ending, but Sharon Jones’ courage and soul have to be witnessed.