As a documentary, it's not exactly remarkable, following the basic biography formula of highly praising the artist while showing all their dirty laundry. But, Nina Simone's dramatic story and unmatched artistry ensure that this film, while average, is never dull. Fans of Simone will enjoy the performance footage and information provided, while the newcomers will find much to appreciate as well.
Powerful narrative on the rise and shocking fall of an exceptional human being. As an artist gifted both as a performer and as a channel to human inner existence. As a black american citizen, brave enough to fight her way up to recognition and honest enough to put all her energy to expose all the ugliness, including hers, of a race divided country.