This film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival and is the story of Sharon Jones an amazing women and force of nature as she performs with her band the Dap Kings. During this time, after she is really been recognized by the critics she gets told that she has cancer but the show must go on!!! See this women who hit it late in life and had many odd jobs including being a corrections officer highs and lows and the triumph of her spirit. I saw her and her band play after they first got some attention and she was like a female James Brown. Look for the the film to open soon.
Watch the Inspiring ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ Trailer below.
“They said I was too fat, too black, too short and too old,” powerhouse singer says. “And look at me now.”
The inspiring documentary trailer for ‘Miss Sharon Jones!,’ which chronicles the singer’s career and cancer struggles, has been released.
The trailer for Miss Sharon Jones!, the documentary that traces soul singer Sharon Jones’ career and ongoing cancer battle over the course of a harrowing year, has been released. The Barbara Kopple-directed film will open in New York and Los Angeles this summer with plans to expand nationwide.
The inspiring clip opens with snippets of Jones’ career accomplishments, from concert footage to late night TV appearances. But before she received hard-won attention in the national spotlight, she worked odd jobs, including serving as a corrections officer, and had to combat ageism and more. “It was tough. They said I was too fat, too black, too short and too old,” she says in the trailer. “And look at me now. All this hard work is finally paying off.”
However, in 2013 as Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings were about to release a new album and tour, Jones was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The trailer showcases her triumphant survival spirit as she returns to the stage. “The show must go on,” she says.
In September 2015, Jones revealed her cancer had returned. However, she and the band continued to tour while she underwent chemotherapy. “I’m going to do what I have to do. I’m going to sing,” the singer said at a documentary screening during the Toronto International Film Festival, adding that her diagnosis won’t keep her from “giving the people what they want.”
Miss Sharon Jones! opens on July 29th in New York and August 5th in Los Angeles.
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