Wednesday, April 29, 2015
'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Trailer & PosterDocumentary Posters Trailers
Netflix is quickly becoming my go-to when it comes to its roster of sensational and eye-opening documentaries so it's no surprise that they already snagged Oscar-nominated director, Liz Garbus' latest project, What Happened, Miss Simone?. The film premiered the first night at Sundance Film Festival this past year and I heard it was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. I don't know much about Nina Simone besides that fact that she sang Feeling Good and numerous other unforgettable hits. But the doc explores the life and career of the legendary recording artist, looking at her musical genius, inner demons, and spectacular career.
Having watched numerous music documentaries about artists, it's always fascinating to see the "real" person behind the iconic persona. Classically trained pianist, black power idol, and a legendary artist, Nina Simone lived a life like many musicians do in the limelight as a tortured soul. Using never-before-heard tapes, rare archival footage, and interviews with close friends and family, What Happened, Miss Simone? highlights the brutal honesty behind a woman whose figure and talents influenced a whole generation of music and musicians alike. The documentary will hit Netflix on June 26th and I can't wait!