WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?
Sundance Film Festival Premiere 2015 • Netflix Original Documentary
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.
Won — Primetime Emmy, Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, 2016
Won — Peabody Award, Documentary and Education, 2016
Nominated — Grammy, Best Music Film, 2016
Nominated — Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature, 2016
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
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