When it comes to the documentary, you want a true telling about an interesting subject from a talented filmmaker who's done their research. But above all, you want one that evokes emotion — one that grabs hold and doesn't let go until you're crying, cheering, inspired or infuriated. These are those docs.More
to become the style maven she is. A woman without a rulebook and one helluva collection of couture costume jewelry, she and her circle-rimmed spectacles are the centerpiece for this joyous portrait from Albert Maysles.
The world knows Nina Simone as the High Priestess of Soul, but director Liz Garbus's camera, with the help of Simone's daughter Lisa Simone Kelly, captures the true essence of who she really was: a classic pianist in a jazz world, a black female in racist America, and a woman losing the battle to her inner demons.