What Happened, Miss Simone?
Duration: 1h 41min
Actors: James Baldwin, Stokely Carmichael, Walter Cronkite, Stanley Crouch, Gerrit De Bruin, Dick Gregory, Hugh M. Hefner, Elisabeth Henry-Macari, Lisa Simone Kelly, Martin Luther King, Al Schackman, Attallah Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz, Nina Simone, Andrew Stroud
On stage <a href="/name/nm0800510?ref_=tt_stry_pl">Nina Simone</a> 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?'