Using musical recordings and rare archival footage, What Happened, Miss Simone? tells the story of this legendary singer and activist. A classically trained musical genius, chart-topping chanteuse, and Black Power icon, Nina Simone was one of the most influential and provocative artists of our time. On stage, she was known for utterly free, rapturous performances, earning her the epithet "High Priestess of Soul." But amid the violent, day-to-day fight for civil rights, she struggled to reconcile artistic ambition with her fierce devotion to a movement.