You know her from her work with then-husband Ike in The Ike and Tina Turner Revue. Or maybe you know her from her Grammy-winning album Private Dancer, featuring her most iconic song What’s Love Got To Do With It. Or perhaps from the film starring Golden Globe-winner Angela Bassett. Maybe you even know her from the Tony-nominated musical starring Adrienne Warren.
However, you think you know Tina Turner, you don’t know Tina Turner.
But, thanks to Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s documentary Tina, you will learn a great deal about the beautifully complex and extraordinarily talented woman behind the name Tina Turner. The documentary explores her past with ex-husband Ike as well as their infamous break. It looks at how Turner rebuilt her career at age 40 and became an even bigger star. Most importantly, it reveals who Turner became in her post-retirement years and how she finally found happiness and true love.
Lindsay and Martin’s documentary provides Turner the final word on her career. It will surprise you, it will engage you, and it will move you. It’s a brilliant piece of work that moves beyond traditional music documentary tropes and reveals intimate details about Turner’s life.
Here, Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin sit down with AwardsDaily’s Clarence Moye to talk about their film. They reveal what it was like to meet Turner for the first time and what involvement she had in the finished product. Lindsay and Martin also reveal the great lengths they went to assemble the right footage for the documentary, critically important given Turner’s dynamic performance style. Finally, they share how they were able to craft such emotionally raw material with Turner’s full cooperation.