Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Press Release for 'Miss Sharon Jones'

Date: Aug. 30, 2016
To: All media for immediate release
Re: “Miss Sharon Jones”
From: The Bijou Film Center

On Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, the Bijou Film Center at 304 E. Broad St. will offer the public two screenings of “Miss Sharon Jones,” a new documentary directed by Barbara Kopple, a two-time Academy Award winner.

Miss Sharon Jones” (2016): Color. 93 minutes. Directed by Barbara Kopple. Cast: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

Note: Kopple's film presents an extraordinarily talented and lovable woman maintaining her dignity in the face of whatever daunting obstacles she encounters. Sandwiched between the singer's sparkling performances onstage, Jones battles pancreatic cancer with a the-show-must-go-on spirit that makes the film more than just another documentary about a singer/musician.

“Jones didn’t release her first album until she was 40. A Sony executive had dubbed her “too old, too fat, too short and too black” to achieve stardom, but she proved her naysayers wrong.” – Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com

But what makes 'Miss Sharon Jones' most captivating is how its subject, in spite of hardship, remains a magnetic stage presence.” – Alan Zilberman, Washington Post

Showtimes: 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Admission: $9.00 (members $7.00). Available only at the door; no advance tickets.

Sharon Jones: “As long as I got my heart and my strength, I’m going to get out there. The adrenaline gets you going and it all goes away … I started late, and I suppose I only got a few more years. So I want to get it in while I can, before I go away from here.”


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