Starz Digital has acquired North American distribution rights to Barbara Kopple’s Miss Sharon Jones!, the documentary about the soul singer that first bowed at Toronto and played this spring at SXSW. A July 29 theatrical release is planned followed by a digital, on-demand and home video release in the fall.

The docu follows Jones and her band The Dap-Kings and the most intense and courageous year of her life, as she battles back from a life-threatening illness to get back to where she belongs — center stage. Kopple and David Cassidy are producers.

The deal was negotiated by Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.