Inside the Music: Miss Sharon Jones!

Join WDET on-air music hosts at the movies, for new series of film documentaries and conversations exploring the work of contemporary and legendary musicians.

(USA/2016—directed by Barbara Kopple) 

Barbara Kopple's unforgettable documentary is about the tight-knit working band Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, during a year-long hiatus when Jones underwent treatment for cancer in 2013. Miss Sharon Jones! follows the singer through her recovery, and her glorious return in 2014, with the release of a Grammy-nominated album, "Give the People What They Want." (93 min.)  

“The film’s real success lies in having Jones as its primary subject, and that’s because she’s a wickedly funny force of nature.”  –Roger Ebert


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