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What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Documentary, Music

7.9

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United States of America
English
Emotional, Thought-provoking
2015
Female director, Liz Garbus
Dick Gregory, Elisabeth Henry-Macari, James Baldwin
101 min

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The film chronicles Nina Simone's journey from child piano prodigy to iconic musician and passionate activist, told in her own words.

Our Take

7.9
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“As fragile as she was strong, as vulnerable as she was dynamic, she was African royalty. How does royalty stomp around in the mud and still walk with grace?”. What Happened, Miss Simone? will surprise you no matter how much you thought you knew about the soul singer – not only in its exploration of Nina Simone’s personal life and complexities, but by being both a personal and political documentary. As you discover an original singer with talents that reach all the way to performance art, you will also learn about a Civil Rights activist’s journey and an unstable woman’s struggle. The documentary is not about answering the question of what happened, Miss Simone? – it’s an exploration of why that question is so important.

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