Presented by: New Zealand International Film Festival

Miss Sharon Jones!

August 10–14, 2016

ITR Auditorium


USA 2015
Director:
Barbara Kopple

“The incendiary soul singer Sharon Jones already had a few fans in the room when Barbara Kopple’s documentary Miss Sharon Jones! made its world premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival. By the end of the movie everybody in the place had a jones for Jones. The narrative arc of the film is the diminutive (‘four foot 11 and a quarter’) singer’s more than year-long battle with cancer – and her return to performing. But by lavishing huge helpings of Jones’ music and explosive performances on what is a very intimate portrait, the two-time Oscar-winning Kopple keeps the doco from ever becoming maudlin, or predictable, or from even slowing down.” — John Anderson, Indiewire

“As much as Kopple objectively portrays Jones’s experience kicking cancer ‘in the ass’ (to use the singer’s sassy terminology), she never defines this soulful performer by her illness. Sharon Jones is a fighter and a survivor, Kopple shows, whether she’s breaking through barriers in the music business or beating cancer. Both are ruthless beasts and she trumps them.” — Patrick Mullen, POV Magazine

“Jones’ music will always be her legacy, but thanks to Kopple’s portrait we got a chance to see her soul.” — Peter Debruge, Variety

Running Times:
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.Box Office Open: 1 Hour Prior to first session of the day
Auditorium Doors Open: 15 Minutes prior to film (Approx)
Duration: 95 Minutes
Box Office Close: 30 Minutes after last film starts

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