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Nina Simone's Daughter Says New Documentary About Her Mother Gets It Right

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After a decade in development, Nina Simone’s authorized documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” was released in select theaters and on Netflix Friday. The Netflix original documentary, directed by Academy Award-nominee Liz Garbus, follows the famed singer as she narrates her life story through archival audio and video footage. In addition to personal anecdotes told by friends ...
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Nina Simone's Daughter Says New Documentary About Her Mother Gets It Right

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After a decade in development, Nina Simone’s authorized documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” was released in select theaters and on Netflix Friday. The Netflix original documentary, directed by Academy Award-nominee Liz Garbus, follows the famed singer as she narrates her life story through archival audio and video footage. In addition to personal anecdotes told by friends ...
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AFI Docs Fest Wraps Up

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The White House, courtesy King Rose Archive

Last week I was able to view a handful of the 81 films from 25 countries, at the five-day long AFI Docs festival that attracted filmmakers, national policy and opinion leaders, journalists and a large crowd of viewers to the 13th annual running of the event in the Washington DC area that ran from June 17-21.

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Here's How Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Liz Garbus Brought Nina Simone to Life

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Most biographical documentaries progress in straightforward style -- talking heads spouting praise and listing accomplishments, a chronological journey through the main character's life hitting all of the highs and the lows. But in the hands of veteran documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus, who in previous films delved into the lives of Marilyn Monroe and Bobby Fischer, "What Happened, Miss Sim ...
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Why Is Hollywood Still So Sexist?

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This week's episode of Screen Talk is sponsored by Vimeo on Demand. Listen to the episode below for a special promo code to receive a 10% discount on Don Hertzfeldt's "World of Tomorrow," which you can purchase above.

Rose McGowan shocked the industry this week when she tweeted an offensive demand from her manager regarding the actress' wardrobe on a movie project. In ...
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Nina Simone Documentarian Reveals Singer's Shockingly Violent Temper

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Netflix's first commissioned doc paints a complex portrait of the legendary singer and her daughter. Filmmaker Liz Garbus: "I don't know how many of us could reveal [abuse] and not ask for editorial control."read more
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New Nina Simone Covers by Lauryn Hill and Usher Released

Posted 1 week ago
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Hill's 'Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair', Usher's 'My Baby Just Cares for Me' and Jazmine Sullivan's 'Baltimore' have just been debuted online.
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New Nina Simone Documentary Recalls Past Struggles While Echoing Present

Posted 1 week ago
While watching "What Happened, Miss Simone?" -- a new documentary about the legendary singer-songwriter Nina Simone -- it's almost impossible not to think about two attacks on black churches that happened 52 years apart.

The first attack, in Birmingham, Alabama, inspired Simone to join the burgeoning civil rights movement of the 1960s. The latter, in Charleston, South Carolina ...
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Do You Even Care? Lauryn Hill Drops New Nina Simone-Inspried Music From New Album [Audio]

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Lauryn Hill Drops New Nina Simone-Inspired Track From New Album
Don’t call it a comeback for Lauryn...
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Just days after her cover of “Feeling Good” added a fair amount of fuel to the hype fire surrounding both the forthcoming Nina Simone tribute album entitled Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone and the Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? ...
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Zoe Saldana Says Studios “Panicked” Over Her Pregnancy

Posted 2 weeks ago
Zoe Saldana is involved in several major franchises in Hollywood, from ‘Avatar’ to ‘Star Trek’ to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ as well as smaller projects like ‘Infinity Polar Bear’ and a Nina Simone biopic. So when news got out that she was pregnant, Zoe admits that some producers were, well, less than thrilled.
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