Film #61: WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?
What Happened, Miss Simone?
4 out of 5 stars
A beautifully tragic documentary on the life of pianist / vocalist / activist, Nina Simone. The narrative tracks the singers early life, her rise to notoriety, here years of activism, and finally a fall from the limelight and ultimate return. Told frankly, the documentary is chock full of musical performances and they’re all stellar. Tragic, sad, and still somehow compelling and inspiring, this one will make you a fan of one of the most original musicians of all time. Absolutely terrific!