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Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)

Unrated | | Documentary, Music | 29 July 2016 (USA)
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Miss Sharon Jones: Dreams never expire but sometimes they are deferred. Miss Sharon Jones follows the talented and gregarious soul singer of the Grammy nominated R&B band "Sharon Jones and ... See full summary »

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Miss Sharon Jones: Dreams never expire but sometimes they are deferred. Miss Sharon Jones follows the talented and gregarious soul singer of the Grammy nominated R&B band "Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings." In the most challenging year of her life, Sharon Jones confronts pancreatic cancer. As she struggles to find her health and voice again, the film intimately uncovers the mind and spirit of a powerful woman determined to regain the explosive singing career that eluded her for 50 years.

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Me and Miss Jones...
10 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two time Oscar Winner Director Barbara Kopple (Best Documentary Feature 1991 "American Dream" and 1977 "Harlan County, U.S.A.") introduces the viewer to the amazing singer/performer Miss Sharon Jones. Compared regularly to the stage presence of James Brown, Miss Jones is a powerful soul singer who fronts her band the Dap-Kings. Only recently recognized with a Grammy Nomination "Give the People What They Want," Jones has been on the music scene (since the 1990's) building a career and following that many may not know of. To correct this oversight, Kopple does an excellent job introducing the music audience to Miss Jones, taking us back to here early days with the Dap-Kings to and through her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. While chronically her quiet raise to fame, "Miss Sharon Jones" also takes the audience into the world of responsibility she must carry as the lead singer of the Dap-Kings. It is her presence and voice that not only leads the band together, but she understand she is also responsible for putting money on the table for her fellow bandmates and family. This pressure to perform, while undergoing chemotherapy, is heart breaking and only a struggle a strong individual like Miss Jones can endure. This film is entertaining, enlightening, heart-breaking and full of terrific music that has long been overlooked. "Miss Sharon Jones" is documentary music film making at it's best. I went right out and purchased her Grammy Nominated Best R&B Album.


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