As a massive Simone fan, I was beating myself up for not watching this sooner.
Garbus is keen to have the erstwhile Eunice Waymon tell her story via archival interviews and footage. Pity, then, that she finds such recourse to the usual talking heads. Simone's voice is so singular and distinctive that, whether singing or reminiscing, it feels wrong to interrupt (Also, subtitles for cursive handwriting put onscreen, accompanied by differing narration/voiceover? Focus!).
Still, her performances and memories…