PELHAM, NY -- On Wednesday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m., The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) will present an advance screening of the new documentary Miss Sharon Jones! with a post-film discussion and Q&A with director Barbara Kopple.
In Miss Sharon Jones! two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) follows R&B queen Sharon Jones — who has been called “the female James Brown— over the course of an eventful year, as she battles a cancer diagnosis and struggles to hold her band the Dap-Kings together. In Miss Sharon Jones!, we follow her on an emotional journey as she goes through chemotherapy and struggles to mount a comeback show at New York’s Beacon Theater. Miss Sharon Jones! premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015 and was the featured opening night film of DOC NYC 2016.
After the film, Picture House Critic-in-Residence, Marshall Fine will moderate the discussion and Q&A with the two-time Academy Award winning director and producer, Barbara Kopple. Kopple recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award at DOC NYC’s Visionaries Tribute. In addition to Miss Sharon Jones!, Kopple’s other recent projects include Shelter which delves into the psychological trauma created by military service; Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation which examines America’s oldest continuously published weekly magazine through the eyes of the passionate journalists who have sustained its critical voice; and Running from Crazy, which premiered at Sundance in 2013 and received a 2014 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. As well as Fight To Live, A Force of Nature, Gun Fight, and The House of Steinbrenner, part of ESPN’s Emmy nominated “30 for 30” series, which received a 2010 Peabody Award as well as the International Documentary Association Award for Best Continuing Series; and the Emmy-nominated, Woodstock: Now and Then, a look back at the legacy of the historic music festival, 40 years later. Well known for her work on US labor issues, Kopple also directed Steamfitters Local Union 638 in 2007 for HBO’s acclaimed Addiction Series.
Tickets to the special advance screening and discussion are $15/general admission, $12/students and seniors and members and are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.
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