One of the most eclectic entertainers of all time, Nina Simone captured hearts with her rich contralto vocals and brutally honest songwriting prowess. Famous for bending genres rather than conforming to boundaries, her breathtaking back catalogue blends jazz, blues, R&B, pop and gospel to astounding effect. Her legacy knows no bounds, with everyone from Elton John, Aretha Franklin and Adele citing Simone as a major influence on their work. Musical talent aside, the ‘High Priestess of Soul’ led a remarkable, and sometimes tragic, life. Born in segregated North Carolina, she became one of the most prominent civil rights activists of the 1960s. If you’re looking for the perfect introduction to this scintillating artist, Liz Garbus received swathes of critical acclaim for her 2015 biopic What Happened, Miss Simone? The fantasia of archival footage and talking head interviews illuminate the life and work of a true great.