Academy Award nominated film-maker’s new feature What Happened, Miss Simone? will premiere in 2015.
Netflix and RadicalMedia are producing the new feature documentary from Liz Garbus.
What Happened, Miss Simone? uses never-before-heard audiotapes of the eponymous legendary recording artist and rare archival footage together with Simone’s most memorable songs to create a portrait of one of the most beloved artists of our time.
The film will premiere exclusively in all territories where Netflix is available in 2015.
Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of original documentary programming, commented: “In What Happened, Miss Simone?, Liz Garbus paints a brave and provocative picture of Nina Simone – artist, civil rights activist and heroine - in a film that we’ve loved from day one and are proud to bring to our viewers around the world.”
“I’m thrilled that Netflix has embraced the incredible story of Nina Simone and partnered with RadicalMedia on this film,” added Garbus, whose debut feature The Farm, Angola, USA was nominated for an Academy Award.
Garbus’ most recent works include Love, Marilyn and the Emmy-nominated Bobby Fischer Against the World.
What Happened, Miss Simone? is produced by Amy Hobby, Justin Wilkes, Jayson Jackson and Garbus. Sidney Beaumont, Jon Kamen, Lisa Nishimura, Adam Del Deo and Lisa Simone Kelly serve as executive producers. It was produced in cooperation with the Estate of Nina Simone.