Netflix have released a trailer for their new documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? chronicling the life of legendary jazz singer Nina Simone. The documentary, which premiered at this year’s Sundance festival (you can read our review here) opened to positive reviews, and was praised for it’s in depth look at the troubled star.
Synopsis – The film, by Academy Award®nominated director Liz Garbus, uses never-before-heard audio tapes, recorded over the course of three decades, of Nina telling her life story to various interviewers and would-be biographers. From over 100 hours of these recordings, WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? weaves together Nina’s narrative, told largely in her own words. Rare concert footage and archival interviews, along with diaries, letters, interviews with Nina’s daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly, friends and collaborators, along with other exclusive materials, make this the most authentic, personal, and unflinching telling of the extraordinary life of one of the 20th Century’s greatest recording artists.
What Happened, Miss Simone? will launch on Netflix on 26th June.