Barbara Kopple’s latest documentary tells the story of Sharon Jones, soul icon and legendary lead singer of the eponymous Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings. Now festival favorite “Miss Sharon Jones!” has a new trailer to show off, one that displays the many obstacles Jones has faced throughout her career, including racial prejudice, money issues and a cancer diagnosis.
The film focuses on one particularly difficult year in Jones’ life, but her resilient spirit and optimistic attitude shine through even during the hard times. “They said I was too fat, too black, too short, and too old. And look at me now,” Jones laughs in the trailer.
Her battle with cancer is soberly depicted in the new look at the film, but Jones seems to react with her usual positive perspective. After attempting to style her post-chemotherapy bald head in another scene, she exclaims, “I have no eyebrows, but I be lookin’ cute!”
Watch the uplifting “Miss Sharon Jones!” trailer below, and catch it on Starz Digital on July 29 and in theaters nationwide in August.