The films real success lies in having jones as its primary subject, and thats. The film depicts jones battle with cancer while continuing to perform with her. Still, theyre a long way from being a household name, so one might expect that a documentary about jones would be a. The intro to miss sharon jones, likely tacked on by the films distributor, announces a standard music biodoc kind of film, complete with voiceover, performances and talking heads. Together they brought soul and a sharp look back from the vestiges of the 60s and 70s. During an upbeat pretitle sequence, the film appears as if it will settle into the rhythms of a warmhearted profile not unlike jessica edwards mavis. In 20, on the eve of the release of the muchanticipated album give the people what they want, sharon was diagnosed with a lifethreatening illness. For years she was kept in the wings by a music industry that branded her too short, too fat, but her career really took off after joining. Jan 20, 2017 sharon jones died at the age of 60 on november 18, 2016, in cooperstown, new york, not far from holkens house, surrounded by the members of the dapkings. Miss sharon jones documentary reveals icons battle with. Fittingly, the determined jones and the dapkings returned in october 2015 with a collection of christmas and hanukkah tunes titled its a holiday soul party. Before rising to her current level of globetouring prominence, she performed in a wedding band. She deserves to be honored to be up there with the greats. Starz is distributing the movie, having expressed strong interest in the film even before kopple had finished shooting.
A documentary about soul singer sharon jones life, career and ongoing cancer battle is heading to movie theaters. On another level, this film is about love and friendship about what it is to show up for a loved one when things get rough. Aug 23, 2016 a bigger question is why the miss sharon jones. The dapkings were there though it all this brilliant, tight band of musicians who not only served as her backing band, but are all toptier cats in their own right. She recovers and hits the road, but the possibility of cancer recurring hangs. A documentary about soul singer sharon jones life, career and ongoing cancer battle is heading to. The film depicts jones battle with cancer while continuing to perform with her group the dapkings. As she struggles to find her health and voice again, the film intimately uncovers the mind and spirit of a. Watch onlinefree filmstips and pathwayscomplete collection.
Sharon jones died at the age of 60 on november 18, 2016, in cooperstown, new york, not far from holkens house, surrounded by the members of. Kopple says it never even occurred to her along the movies fouryear journey. The dapkings were there though it all this brilliant, tight band of musicians who not only served as her. The dapkings has spent the past decade and a half slowly gaining critical and commercial attention, to the point where they earned a grammy nomination for their most recent studio album, 2014s give the people what they want. Directed by barbara kopple documentary, music not rated 1h 33m. Barbara kopples compassionate documentary miss sharon jones. Sep 02, 2016 barbara kopples new documentary miss sharon jones. With a reputation earned in part due to her f5 tornado. Nov 20, 2016 the album was postponed for a year while ms.
Both films certainly earn the exclamation points in their titles, since mavis staples and sharon jones are each figures of indomitable resilience. It was enough to make me roll my eyes at the prospect of sitting through another paintby. Soul singer sharon jones on battling cancer and her new. Jones underwent surgery and chemotherapy a period documented by the director barbara kopple in. Documentary doyenne barbara kopple shadows soul diva extraordinaire sharon jones as she battles serious illness. Kopple got her start as an intern with the maysles brothers on gimme shelter 1970. With sharon jones, starr duncanlowe, binky griptite, megan holken. Sharon jones was a force a dynamo on stage with her powerful presence and offthechain voice. Kopples cinema has always been about capturing the immediacy of the moment.
At the toronto film festival, jones delivered the bad news that the cancer was back and the fight continues. Miss sharon jones documentary reveals icons battle with cancer stacy m. The cancer struck at a particularly bad time, just as sharon jones and the dap kings where on the verge of releasing a highlyanticipated album and the wider success they had. Sharon lafaye jones may 4, 1956 november 18, 2016 was an american soul and funk singer. The soundtrack for the film drops on daptone records on august 19. When speaking with filmmaker barbara kopple, you find yourself in the company of a woman with more verve, passion and lust for knowledge than many artists half her age. Inspiring, moving, equal parts joyful and wrenching. Aug 03, 2016 were here to discuss miss sharon jones. Miss sharon jones follows the talented and gregarious soul singer of the. May 25, 2016 music, film, tv and political news coverage. Cancer, it seems, may always be a part of her life. But the film, like jones life, takes a sudden sharp turn when shes diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer. Soffel, the times of harvey milk soundtrack may 15, 2020 white lines soundtrack by junkie xl may 15, 2020 outlander. No mere music doc, barbara kopples celebration of soul queen sharon jones captures the tiny singers incredible strength in the face of cancer.
Trailer a documentary film directed by barbara kopple release date. After another tour, jones is forced to return to the hospital. Portrait of the singer and her yearlong battle with cancer. Looking to watch miss sharon jones find out where miss sharon jones. Sharon jones, remembered by documentarian barbara kopple. It was enough to make me roll my eyes at the prospect of sitting through another paintbynumbers film on an under appreciated musician. She recovers and hits the road, but the possibility of cancer recurring hangs over what ought to be a victory tour.
Jul 01, 2016 music, film, tv and political news coverage. Just as her career began to take off, iconic soul diva sharon jones faced her greatest challenge a lifethreatening battle with cancer. And now you can be one of the first persons to see her documentary. Jones underwent surgery and chemotherapy a period documented by the director barbara kopple in miss sharon jones. Five stars for the film and five stars for sharon jones and her guys, the dapkings. Yet here she is, about to turn 70, as her latest film, miss sharon jones.384 1587 674 812 282 1058 1553 199 1309 129 1111 1309 973 1559 456 544 701 6 634 193 1005 873 1297 801 1493 296 1032 233 653 74 769 20 267 926 536 1007 356 1098 476