Netflix continues its war against your ability to get anything done with its announcement of a documentary about legendary soul singer Nina Simone. You probably know Simone for her iconic recordings of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" or "I Put A Spell On You." Most recently, she showed up in a haunting sample for Kanye's "Blood On the Leaves" -- a cover of a Billie Holiday song. Directed by Oscar-nominated Liz Garbus (Bobby Fischer Against the World, Girlhood), What Happened, Ms. Simone? pulls together archival footage, interviews, and concert footage from a period of over three decades that saw Simone play a pivotal role in the civil rights movement. So far, we know the movie will be out June 26 and will almost definitely feature a talking head saying something like, "You have to understand -- things were different then."

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