‘The High Note’ Director on How to Tell an Authentic Story

Director Nisha Ganatra spills the secrets of her feel-good dramedy

Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross in “The High Note.” Photos courtesy of Focus Features.

The High Note, a star-studded film featuring Tracee Ellis Ross as a boss lady/knows-her-value R&B diva trying to find another hit, was supposed to open in movie theaters this May. In the jargon of the industry, it was a “summer tentpole,” one of those…