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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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Kevin Mambo ...
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Henri Edwards
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Nina's Husband
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Head Nurse
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Clifton's Father
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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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Νίνα  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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According to daughter Lisa Simone Kelly, Nina had often hoped that one day Whoopi Goldberg would portray her on film. See more »

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An offence to the legacy of Nina
22 April 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have been waiting for this project to be made for the last 10 years, ever since I saw Ray. My expectations were high due to the success and talent Nina Simone had.

I thought there would be no way in hell this film could go wrong. I was very excited to hear Mary J was going to play Nina because it was important like Ray that the actor was able to sing.

This was certainly not the case. All I want to know is, why their was such a rush to make a great project into such a bad movie? And the rush of filming was quickly noticed in this film. Lack of love and effort and talent.

Put all these actors together and it doesn't come close to Simone's talent. That for me says it all about this movie.

I cant say the same for the movie Ray with Jamie Fox and the countless talents played in that film, while also Ali, The Help and Seven Years a Slave. All films that portrait The struggles of the African American Movement.

Nina should have been a TV Special!

I only hope that like the new Marilyn project this disaster will be remade in a year from now with casting directors that choose to wear glasses when picking the actors. Every actors in this movie were made to play shadow roles and they do them well. Please keep them there!


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