What Happened, Miss Simone?   It is impossible to resist the truth of Nina Simone’s voice.  It is just there, like a big tree, or something else in nature that you can’t imagine existing until you experience it.   This film  celebrates that voice, precious to so many,  and also shows the price Simone paid for expressing what she felt, even when she was too tired or ill to follow her best thought.  A remarkable offering that exposes, as well, intense physical and psychological suffering few of us “adoring fans” knew about.

Directed by Liz Garbus 

Archives