Netflix Releases ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’ Trailer


Netflix has only released a handful of feature-length efforts up to this point, but in the months and years ahead that will all change. The streaming service, which started out by renting DVDs through the mail, has been acquiring some films and producing others left and right. They’re making a little bit of everything, but the first titles reaching subscribers are documentaries, and their latest looks to be the best yet.

Nina Simone is a music icon with a voice and story unlike any other. Before now, the only place most people learned of her work was through relatives who enjoyed her music or that one Music History class every college freshman takes to avoid committing to real school work. That will all change on June 26 when Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus shares her latest feature, What Happened, Miss Simone?, with the world. The film examines the life of Nina Simone, both on stage and off, through the stories and experiences of those who knew her best. Check it out:

I have long expected someone in Hollywood to make a Nina Simone biopic, but I won’t complain about getting a documentary instead. Simone is a one-of-a-kind soul, and I hope this movie showcases her talent in a way younger generations can enjoy as well as those of us who have long known of her greatness. We’ll find out in about seven weeks whether or not that is the case, I guess, so until then comment below and let us know if you plan to watch this film when it premieres in June.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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