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The Amazing Nina Simone (2015)

With musical proclamations like 'Mississippi Goddam' and an iconic style, Nina Simone was both loved and feared throughout the 1960s for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom. Today, Nina ... See full summary »

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With musical proclamations like 'Mississippi Goddam' and an iconic style, Nina Simone was both loved and feared throughout the 1960s for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom. Today, Nina is more popular eleven years after her death than ever before. President Barack Obama listed 'Sinnerman' in his top 5 favorite songs, and whether re-mixed, re-sampled or in its pure form, Nina's music continues to empower people around the world with its unrelenting appeal for justice. With new insights into her musical journey from Classical Music and the segregated South, the worlds of Jazz and Civil Rights, through her erratic behavior and self-exile, Nina's legacy is chartered all the way to the place where she found freedom. Written by Anonymous

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Gigantic Nina
2 December 2015 | by (Barcelona) – See all my reviews

A film that at times seems made by a film student or amateur. Some details of editing and post-production are very poor, which could made by someone who is experimenting with a new piece of video editing software (eg. old photo frames rococo designs, words that float through the screen, ....) At first many unnecessary details of the career of Mrs. Simone. But then it gets interesting and let us get to know a "diva" of music of all times. A woman with "three" pairs of eggs. An artist with all the letters, who carried out his career with great sacrifice and had an admirable social and political commitment. The film itself deserves a "5" but it's worth for her story. It would have been better with more footage of live music. Level of entertainment: the first 20 minutes a little boring, afterwards it gets better.


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