BHS: Nina Simone

"The Amazing Nina Simone" documents Nina's journey to stardom and her struggle with America's legacy of oppression

Showing Times

Thu 30 May 18:30

Black History Studies brings you the well loved story of one of America’s most overlooked and misunderstood musical geniuses, Nina Simone.  Director Jeff L. Lieberman takes audiences on Nina’s own journey, from the segregated South, through to the distinct worlds of classical music, jazz joints and international concert halls. Within the context of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, the film delves into Nina’s artistry and intentions, answering questions behind her most beloved songs, bold style, controversial statements, and finally, the reason why she left America.

Black History Studies (BHS) offers a diverse programme including events and courses aiming to inform, inspire and empower.  Curator and co-founder Charmaine Simpson will provide a live introduction to each of our BHS screenings.


Film Information

110 mins

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