“I’m going to do what I have to do. I’m going to sing”

On the eve of the release of her new album, Sharon Jones, soul singer defined as the female James Brown, is diagnosed a cancer. Unfathomable 50/50 chance at survival. Her tour is canceled and the album release is postponed. Sharon starts her treatments and prepares to bravely fight for her life, supported by her band The Dap-Kings and by her faithful crew. The documentary is a  wonderful hymn for existence through soul funk and R&B. As Sharon would say: “I’m going to do what I have to do. I’m going to sing”.

Directed by Barbara Kopple

93min, USA, 2015

Production: David Cassidy

Genre: doc


Barbara Kopple was born in New York in 1946. She’s a director and a film producer.
She won the Oscar Award for the Best Documentary with his movie Harlan County (1976), according to the Sight and Sound magazine in 2014 “The greatest documentary ever” and with American Dream (1990).
In 2005 she directed her first fiction feature film “Havoc-Out of control” with Anne Hathaway and Michele Biehn and in 2013 she participated at the Sundance Film Festival with “Running from Crazy”.
“Miss Sharon Jones!”
was successfully presented at the TIFF (Toronto Int. Film Festival), at the Doc NYC, where the author received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and at the IDFA (Amsterdam) in 2015.