Miss Sharon Jones!


TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 Wed, May 2, 2018 6:45 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Program Category:Outstanding Achievement Retrospective
Film Subjects:Her Story
Music & Musicians
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Barbara Kopple
Producer(s):Barbara Kopple
David Cassidy
Editor(s):Anne Fratto
Jean Tsien
Cinematography:Gary Griffin
Tony Hardmon
Kyle Kibbe
Composer:Sharon Jones
Sound:Daniel Brooks
David Cassidy


The exclamation point says it all: Kopple's joyful doc about the late and legendary soul singer is a celebration of her music, talent and life, which was cut short by a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Kopple dives into Jones's life following her diagnosis. What transpires over the subsequent months is a portrait of the strength of the human spirit and the power of friendship. From her bandmates to acquaintances who open up their homes to the singer, Jones is surrounded by support. Aware of this, and not wanting to let the cancer win, Jones forges on with plans for a tour. The proximity that Kopple achieves with Jones is remarkable, as she lets the director film her at her most vulnerable moments. These moments speak to the trust built between the pair, and also Jones's unquenchable desire to live as fully as possible. Kiva Reardon

Additional Information

POV - "Ain’t that America: The Films of Barbara Kopple"