2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Miss Sharon Jones!

Friday, March 11
9:00PM - 10:34PM


Hashtags: #sxsw #MissSharonJones

On the eve of the release of her new album, internationally recognized soul singer Sharon Jones was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Tour dates were cancelled, the album pushed back and Sharon entered into a fight for her life and career. MISS SHARON JONES! intimately follows this intense and courageous year in Sharon’s life detailing her cancer journey and return to the stage.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 94min

Director: Barbara Kopple

Producer: Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy

Cinematographer: Gary Griffin

Editor: Jean Tsien ACE, Anne Fratto

Music: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Additional Credits: Post Production Supervisor, Graphics and Visual Effects: Lucjan Gorczynski, Associate Producers: Megan Kapler, Jen Ackerman, Lindsay Bane, Mattie Akers


Barbara Kopple produced and directed Harlan County USA and American Dream, both winners of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Her other films include FALLEN CHAMP: THE UNTOLD STORY OF MIKE TYSON, WILD MAN BLUES, SHUT UP & SING, GUN FIGHT, RUNNING FROM CRAZY, HOT TYPE: 150 YEARS OF THE NATION, and her latest, MISS SHARON JONES!

Distributor: TBD

Sales Agent: Submarine Deluxe

Publicity Contact
Megan Kapler



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