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The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.

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Clifton Henderson
Kevin Mambo ...
Gilles, Lead Guitarist
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Henri Edwards
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Nina's Husband
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Head Nurse
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Keith David ...
Clifton's Father
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Clifton's Mom
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Clifton's Brother
Fred Cassidy ...
Customs Agent
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Nurse
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Cop #1
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Recital Stage Woman
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The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.

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Singer. Activist. Survivor. Legend.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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22 April 2016 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Simone Kelly, Nina Simone's daughter, disavowed the project ever since it was announced, for depicting a personal and amorous relationship between Simone and her manager Clifton Henderson which never existed, also because Henderson was gay in real life. As a result, Simone's family was not consulted during the film's production. See more »

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Zoe did Excellent - Critics Too Harsh
26 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Zoe Saldana did an excellent job, she did capture Nina's essence. Perhaps the story is fictional, and the nurse bit is quite a liberty, however, Zoe helps to bring Nina to a new generation. Her makeup is appropriate, it is not offensive. She gives a nuanced and fine performance. Sometimes it is nice to see a softer more human side of someone known in many ways as a "Militant Icon." Great job Zoe. We get to see hints of Nina's weakness in her dealings at the hospital and the human effects of having to be a strong presence during her trials and tribulations. For those who call Zoe's makeup ugly what is ugly about it? I think some of the fictional liberties are fun, I like the romantic soap opera version of Nina, moments of the lighter spirit and times. Nina is beautiful as is Zoe.


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