Gun Shy Productions
“How does royalty stomp around in the mud and still walk with grace?”

What Happened, Miss Simone?

A classically trained musical genius, chart-topping chanteuse, and Black Power icon, Nina Simone is one of the most influential, beloved, provocative, and least understood artists of our time. On stage, she was known for utterly free, rapturous performances, earning her the epithet "High Priestess of Soul." But amid the violent, day-to-day fight for civil rights, she struggled to reconcile artistic ambition with her fierce devotion to a movement.

Directed by Liz Garbus, Produced by Radical Media
Premiered Sundance Film Festival 2015
Netflix, 2015


Adrienne Collatos - Associate Producer
 

“How does royalty stomp around in the mud and still walk with grace?”

“How does royalty stomp around in the mud and still walk with grace?”

Ambassador Shabazz

“I think the artists who don't get involved in preaching messages probably are happier, but you see, I have to live with Nina. And that is very difficult.”

“I think the artists who don't get involved in preaching messages probably are happier, but you see, I have to live with Nina. And that is very difficult.”

Nina Simone

“I was never non-violent. Never. I thought we should get our rights by any means necessary.”

“I was never non-violent. Never. I thought we should get our rights by any means necessary.”

Nina Simone

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