The documentary was first announced at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and finally, we get to see a glimpse of what this will be about. “Tina” was accomplished thanks to HBO and directors Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, both Academy-Award Winners. Tina Turner's film was made in collaboration with the renowned production company Lightbox as well as Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn, as well as Emmy-nominated producer Diane Becker. This documentary includes around sixty years of Tina Turner's life including her musical success in Las Vegas as a singer and all the personal and professional struggles she faced when becoming a global phenomenon.
The trailer begins with singer Tina Turner telling us the story about the loss she had when young, her mother. Turner explains how this impact in her life impacted her and made her grow into the person she is now. “My mother, she used to sit in the window of the kitchen while she was making dinner on Sundays. I used to just watch her, how she was so pretty," Tina begins. "One day, she wasn't in that window; she was never in it again. I wanted her to come for me, and I waited. She never did, and it's alright, you know why? I'm a girl from a cotton field that pulled myself above the destruction and the mistakes. And I'm here for you." Tina is set to receive its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival
The official description of the documentary can be read as follow: HBO's ' Tina', a feature documentary from Academy Award-winning directors Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin and Lightbox, the production company founded by Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn, together with Emmy-nominated producer Diane Becker, is a revealing and intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner, charting her improbable rise to early fame, her personal and professional struggles throughout her life and her even more improbable resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s. This unvarnished, dynamic account features insightful interviews with Tina herself, conducted in her hometown of Zurich, Switzerland, and with those closest to her. It also features a wealth of never-before-seen footage, audiotapes, and personal photos, telling a deep and absorbing story about the queen of rock 'n' roll in all its complexity.
In addition to interviews with Turner, other Tina interview subjects include Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, Kurt Loder, and playwright Katori Hall.
'Tina' airs on HBO on March 27 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT and will be available to stream on HBO Max.