Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker. A director and producer of narrative films, documentaries, and commercial spots, her most recent project is Miss Sharon Jones!, which will debut at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and is the first documentary about the funk-soul-revivalist band Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings as their rise to fame threatens to come to a halt with Sharon’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Other recent projects include Hot Type: 150 Years of the Nation and the Emmy-Nominated documentary Running from Crazy, which examines the lives of the three granddaughters of Ernest Hemingway and their varied journeys through mental illness. Barbara produced and directed Harlan County USA and American Dream, both winners of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. In 1991, Harlan County USA was named to the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress and designated an American Film Classic.