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Championed as “Beautiful!” by Tina Hassania at Roger Ebert and “soul-bearing” by Peter DeBruge in Variety, this film is about the battle of Sharon Jones against pancreatic cancer, all while continuing to perform as lead singer with her band, The Dap-Kings.

A soul and funk group based in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, Jones worked diverse jobs, including in corrections, while pursuing her musical career.  Sharon Jones openly shares in this documentary that all too often she was told by those in the music industry that she was “too fat, too black, too short and too old.”  However, she remained undeterred and became even more determined to make her vision of her life manifest.

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