TINA is a documentary movie, which follows the life and career of Tina Turner. It had its world premiere at the Berlinale on March 2, 2021 and features a new interview with Tina, conducted at her home in Zurich, Switzerland. It includes also interviews with Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, Kurt Loder (who co-wrote her 1986 autobiography I, Tina), Katori Hall (who wrote her biographical Musical), and Tina's husband Erwin Bach. An array of archival material from the past 60 years, including never-before-seen footage, audiotapes, and personal photos draw back the curtain to invite us into Tina Turner's private world in a way she has never done before. Revealing her inner-most struggles, and sharing some of her most personal moments.
Writer / Director: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
Producer: Diane Becker
Release: March 27, 2021 (streaming) / April 05 (dvd)
Label: Altitude Film Distribution
Format: Streaming, DVD, Blu-ray
Time: 118 Min.
TINA begins in the fall of 1981 when she sits down for an interview with Carl Arrington for People Magazine, five years after she had filed for divorce from Ike Turner and had already recorded hits like A Fool in Love, River Deep, Mountain High and Proud Mary. In that interview she would reveal that her supposedly healthy marriage was full of abuse and torture she had suffered during her marriage and how she made her escape after years of trauma, and the article would be the first of many that would paint her as a survivor.
TINA then shows how she spent years performing in Vegas before finally hitting it big again with her album Private Dancer and her No. 1 single What’s Love Got To Do With It. It shows how Tina continued to privately wrestle with her own survivor narrative even as she performed with superstars and in front of record crowds and concludes with taking a bow at the opening night of the Broadway musical about her life.