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Miss Sharon Jones!

2015, Barbara Kopple, USA, 93 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Sep 2nd 8:30pm
  • Sat, Sep 3rd 8:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 4th 5:30pm
  • Sun, Sep 4th 7:45pm
  • Mon, Sep 5th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Sep 5th 5:00pm
  • Tue, Sep 6th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 7th 8:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 8th 8:15pm
  • Fri, Sep 9th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 9th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Sep 10th 6:30pm
  • Sat, Sep 10th 8:30pm
  • Sun, Sep 11th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Sep 12th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Sep 13th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 14th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Sep 15th 8:00pm
First Chicago run!

“If ever a movie earned its exclamation point, MISS SHARON JONES! would be it…Jones tears a hole in the screen.” — Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“An intimate glimpse at the fighting spirit that defines one of America’s great unsung rhythm artists.” — Peter Debruge, Variety

A soul/funk performer at the height of her powers is stricken with cancer, but fights with a diva’s will to channel the life force in this remarkable documentary by Oscar-winning director Kopple (HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A.). Sharon Jones, once spurned by a music industry executive as “too black, too fat, too short, and too old,” sets the stage on fire with explosive energy as front woman for her touring R&B band the Dap-Kings. Rousing musical sequences contrast powerfully with the film’s behind-the-scenes story of tenacious courage, as Jones rallies her band, her loyal friends, fans, and waning strength to battle a formidable adversary, all while preparing "Give the People What They Want," the album that would become a smash hit. DCP digital. (BS)

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