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Documentary ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ in Theaters This Summer; Hear New Song ‘I’m Still Here’

With a limited engagement of one-night-only screenings

Miss Sharon Jones!the 2015 film about the 60-year-old singer and leader of soul-funk revivalists the Dap-Kings, will screen in select U.S. theaters this summer. The film debuted at festivals last year. Its soundtrack features Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings songs from throughout Jones’ career, as well as a new song, “I’m Still Here,” which is streaming today.

“I’m Still Here” is a powerful anthem of survival, referencing Jones’ childhood in segregation-era New York City, her former job at Rikers Island, and pre-fame years spent performing in barrooms. The documentary, directed by Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, chronicles Jones’ 2013 cancer diagnosis and the 2014 release of her album Give the People What They WantJones continues to fight the disease: She announced last year that her cancer had returned.

Check out soundtrack exclusive “I’m Still Here” and national screening dates for Miss Sharon Jones! below, including Q&A sessions with the singer and director in New York City and Los Angeles.

Miss Sharon Jones! 2016 screening dates:
July 29 — New York, New York @ IFC Center (Q&A with Jones and Kopple)
August 5 — Los Angeles, California @ Nuart Theater (Q&A with Jones and Kopple)
August 12 — Washington, D.C. @ Landmark E Street
August 12 — Berkeley, California @ Landmark Berkeley
August 12 — San Francisco, California @ Landmark San Francisco
August 19 — Hudson, New York @ Time & Space
August 19 — Danbury, Connecticut @ The Palace Theatre
August 19 — Toronto, Ontario @ Bloor Cinema
August 26 — Cambridge, Massachusetts @ Landmark Kendall Square
August 26 — Atlanta, Georgia @ Landmark Midtown
August 26 — Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Landmark Lagoon
August 26 — Denver, Colorado @ Landmark Chez Artiste
August 26 — Portland, Oregon @ Living Room
August 26 — Boca Raton, Florida @ Living Room
August 26 — Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vancity
August 26 — Ithaca, New York @ Cinemapolis
September 02 — Seattle, Washington @ Northwest Film Forum
September 16 — Winston-Salem, North Carolina @ Aperture
September 16 — Pelham, New York @? Picturehouse
September 16 — Concord, New Hampshire @ Red River
September 16 — Winchester, Virginia @ Alamo Drafthouse Winchester

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