As you might have already noticed, it’s shaping up to be a strong year for music documentaries. We’re already had films on the Dave Clark Five, Kurt Cobain and the Chilean Woodstock; on the horizon, there’s Lambert & Stamp, the Elliott Smith film Heaven Adores You and also docs on Wilko Johnson, The Wrecking Crew and The Last Poets’ Hustler’s Convention. And, it should be noted, all these are due out before summer.
Add to that burgeoning pile What Happened, Miss Simone?, a handsome new trailer for which has just been released.
The film, directed by Liz Garbus [Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib; Bobby Fischer Against The World], weaves together Simone’s story from extensive audio tapes recorded over the course of three decades, as well as concert footage and archival interviews, diaries and letters.
The film launches on Netflix on June 26, with a full release soon after.