Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, February 27, 2016

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/2015—directed by Jeff Lieberman)
With her iconic style and musical artistry, Nina Simone was both loved and feared for her outspoken vision of African-American empowerment. Today, eleven years after her death, Simone is more popular than ever before; President Obama listed Sinnerman as in his top five favorite songs, and whether re-mixed, re-sampled or in its pure form, her music continues to resonate around the world with its unrelenting appeal for justice. With new insights into her journey from classical training, through the worlds of the segregated South, elite jazz circles and the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Nina’s legacy is chartered to the place where she found freedom. (110 min.)
“Sums up Simone's white-hot anger over racial injustice.” –The Chicago Reader