April 20th – 7:30 PM
Miss Sharon Jones (2015)
(Best Documentary, Sarasota FF 2016)
After years in obscurity, Jones finally broke-through in her forties and has been hailed as a modern-day female James Brown. The film chronicles her struggle to hold her band
‘The Dap Kings’ together while battling a cancer diagnosis as she finds her way back to the stage with the unstoppable determination of a true soul survivor. Presented by Saundra Williams 1h 33m
[framed] films will be screened at Next Stage on six Thursdays, beginning March 30th, 2017, at 7:30 PM. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. The filmmakers will also be working with area students as part of Next Stage Arts’ ongoing collaborations with schools. A second group of films will be screened in the fall.
Curator Nancy Schafer worked for the iconic Tribeca Film Festival for 11 years, where she was most recently the festival’s executive director. Schafer and Next Stage co-founder Billy Straus met at the Camden International Film Festival in 2015 where Schafer serves on the advisory board, and the idea of programming a documentary series for Next Stage was born.
The films in the [framed] series have recently played on the festival circuit around the world including Sundance and Tribeca, and all have been recognized with festival honors. The eclectic lineup explores a wide range of issues including gender, incarceration, beauty, otherness, greed, and the role of family and tradition.
[framed] will run for 6 consecutive Thursdays at Next Stage, beginning March 30th. A series pass for the six films is $50. Individual event tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.