Simply the Best: HBO airs documentary of legendary singer Tina Turner

Tina Turner performs live on stage at Wembley Stadium in London (1990). Photograph by Dave Hogan - Courtesy of Getty _ HBO

HBO is releasing an intimate portrait of legendary singer Tina Turner. Directed by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, “Tina” features private footage, audio tapes, personal photos, and new interviews, including one with Ms. Turner and fleshes out a nuanced character portrait of the singer who discovered her love of singing in her Tennessee church choir.

Tina Turner in concert in Versailles, France (1990). (Photo by ARNAL/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

In the documentary, the iconic musician who was born Anna Mae Bullock, and dreamed of being the first rock and roll singer shares her private, public personal and professional struggles, and her return to the world stage as a global phenomenon in the 1980.

Tina and Ikettes performing (January 1976). Courtesy of Rhonda Graam _ HBO

Showcasing many of Turner’s outstanding performances and energetic musical numbers, Angela Bassett, who played Turner in the award-winning drama “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and Turner’s manager Roger Davies also appear in the 118-minute doc sharing their thoughts and interactions with the singer.

Tina Turner and her children (1967). Courtesy of Rhonda Graam _ HBO

“Tina'” debuts HBO March 27 AT 8:00PM ET/PT

Check out the trailer below:

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