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Miss Sharon Jones!
August 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:05 pm
Seating is always available in the front 3 rows for people who do not have tickets and pay at the door.
Screening WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24, 7:30 p.m.
If you haven’t heard of Sharon Jones, who headlines the R&B/soul/funk band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, that just means you haven’t heard her yet – because once you experience Sharon Jones, forgetting her is impossible.
For years her music career struggled as she was kept in the wings by a music industry that branded her “too short, too black, too fat.” Just as she finally has a breakthrough, this triumphant crowd-pleaser by two-time Academy Award-Winner Barbara Kopple captures Jones during the most intense and courageous year of her life, as she battles back from pancreatic cancer to get back to where she belongs –center stage.
“For those who know Jones’ work, director Barbara Kopple’s latest femme-powerment film anthem will be a delight. And for the many who don’t, the discovery proves an even greater pleasure, offering an intimate glimpse at the fighting spirit that defines one of America’s great unsung rhythm artists.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
“If ever a movie earned its exclamation point, MISS SHARON JONES! would be it. Defiant, boisterous and possessed of rare performative fire while fronting the Dap-Kings, Jones tears a hole in the screen whenever she’s yowling out her pain. Her whole life has been about beating the odds—it’s inspiring stuff.” – Joshua Rothkoph, Time Out
Length: 1 hr. 33 min.