What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

  • 101 minutes
  • 1,515 downloaded
  7.6/10
Biography, Documentary, Music

On stage Nina Simone was known for her utterly free, uninhibited musical expression, which enthralled audiences and attracted life-long fans. But amid the violent, haunting, and senseless day-to-day of the civil rights era in 1960s America, Simone struggled to reconcile her artistic identity and ambition with her devotion to a movement. Culled from hours of autobiographical tapes, this new film unveils the unmitigated ego of a brilliant artist and the absurdities of her time. At the height of her fame Simone walked away from her family, country, career and fans, to move to Liberia and give up performing. The story of her life leading up to that event poses the question, 'how does royalty stomp around in the mud and still walk with grace?'

Additional information

Language
English
Run time
101 minutes
Rating
NR
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Action, Biography, Drama, History