Along with its critically acclaimed TV shows, Netflix has been investing heavily in documentaries, and this is the first trailer for its upcoming film about legendary musician and activist Nina Simone. What Happened, Miss Simone? tracks the life of the celebrated songwriter and singer through her influential music career as well as her work as an outspoken political activist and critic of the Vietnam War.
Directed by Oscar nominee Liz Garbus, What Happened, Miss Simone? has been making a festival run this year, earning favorable critical receptions at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. It's scheduled to premiere on Netflix on June 26th, during what promises to be a very busy month for the streaming service. Not only will the new season of Orange is the New Black debut on June 12th, but the new sci-fi series from The Wachowskis, Sense8, is set for June 5th.