City Cinema presents What Happened, Miss Simone?
School’s out for summer, which means it is time to rock on down to Yonge-Dundas Square for the city’s favourite outdoor screenings, City Cinema, every Tuesday at 8pm from June 26 – August 28. YDS is providing Toronto the ultimate summer soundtrack with Rockumentaries; a lineup of non-fiction films that are sure to cause treble as they explore the life and times of some of North America’s most beloved musical acts, featuring different artists and their signature sounds each week.
On August 21, ask What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) when the story of jazz singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone plays at YDS. This Netflix-produced documentary combines never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with friends and family in a bold account of Simone’s life story. Potent and daring, her calls for justice through song are as relevant now as they were at her peak in the 1960’s.