Directed by Liz Garbus
102 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated Presented with Open Captions.
Post-film discussion with Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin (local Jazz vocalist, writer, actress and producer), Joshy Soul (local member of Joshy Soul & The Cool), and Mason Aeschbacher (M.A. in Jazz, teacher, and composer)
Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, Black Power icon, and legendary recording artist Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy. This astonishing epic interweaves never-before-heard recordings and rare footage, creating an unforgettable portrait of one of our least understood and most beloved artists.
Official Selection: 2015 Sundance Film Festival
Presented in celebration of Women’s History Month in March.