Filmusic Festival: THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE

| 2015 | 1 hr. 50 min. | | , ,
DIRECTED BY JEFF L. LIEBERMAN

Sunday June 26, 2016

SPECIAL EVENT

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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DIRECTED BY JEFF L. LIEBERMAN

The Amazing Nina Simone –  directed by Jeff L. Lieberman

This new documentary reveals the real Nina Simone through over 50 intimate interviews with those who best knew the artistry and intentions of one of America’s true musical geniuses.

Much beloved and often misunderstood, the story of Americaʼs most overlooked musical genius is finally brought to light in “The Amazing Nina Simone.” Director Jeff L. Lieberman (”Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria”) brings audiences on Nina’s journey from the segregated South, through the worlds of classical music, jazz joints & international concert halls. Navigating through the twists & turns of the 1960’s fight for racial equality, the film delves deep into Nina’s artistry and intentions, answering long-held questions behind Ninaʼs most beloved songs, bold style, controversial statements, and the reason she left America.

With this film, we get one step closer to understanding the woman who has given fans moments of pride, and opportunities to cry in solitude.  We gain a deeper appreciation of Nina’s music, and an understanding of the events leading to their creation.  We continue her fight for freedom for all people, and introduce younger audiences to the songs that inspired us.  We help preserve and understand the Amazing Nina Simone.

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“Lieberman is solid on chronology and facts, and with the help of interviewees like Simone’s longtime guitarist Al Shackman, he gets plenty of behind-the-scenes color” -The Hollywood Reporter

“Lieberman’s film draws fans into the musical make-up of Simone and her relationship with fear and ideals of being free." - Jet

“…a documentary that is more reverential but also more rounded…It spends a good part of its running time describing the discovery and development of Nina Simone’s genius.”  - The Stranger

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