This film is the amazing story of Sharon Jones, an extremely talented singer/songwriter, who like so many of her varied mentors, could turn any song into a veritable masterpiece. This also is the story of the musical groups that accompanied her. Jeff Broadway, with his Valentine Street Productions, produced, directed, and wrote this brilliant documentary, a true paeon to all involved. If you look at Sharon, she could easily be seen as a ‘real housewife from New Jersey,’ but as soon as she struts as confidently as a peacock onstage, and starts her chatty, personable, humorous repartee with her audience, one suspects a possible surprise alternative ending. When she belts out her songs, all bets are off, and you know you’re in the midst of a true vocal genius and legend. Broadway dissects her life in a wonderful way, showing scenes of her growing up in poor sections of NYC, and his amazing soundtrack/score delineates her long battle against cancer, which tragically beats her in the end. This film is one of the gems of the LA film fest, which I regard as one of the best festivals in the So Cal arena. The audience, on numerous occasions, applauded this woman and her courage. The q&a following the film told of the arduous, fastidious process of making this film. Special kudos to Broadway’s tireless crew, editor, in my mind, Oscar worthy.