Directed by Barbara Kopple. Official Selection: SXSW Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival; NR, 93 mins.
“Initially dismissed by a record exec as “too black, too short, too old,” to succeed, dynamic R&B powerhouse Sharon Jones wasn’t about to let that, or anything else, stop her.” —Linda Barnard, Toronto Star rom the award-winning director of Harlan County, USA and The Dixie Chicks: Shut Up And Sing Miss Sharon Jones! Chronicles a year in the life of the popular funk/soul singer who was trying to release a new album while battling pancreatic cancer. “When she bounds onstage with a holler and a howl—and diction that nails every last word to the melody—it’s clear she deserves that exclamation point in the title.