I want to offer my personal kudos to Lieberman. I love hearing unique journeys - the reason my career is focused on interviewing. Through original clips of Nina being interviewed and performing, historic images, interviews with her family/friends/associates (over 40 altogether); and commentaries on the political and racial issues that impacted her life - I came away feeling like I had been given the chance to really get to know Simone. Not an easy task. I highly recommend this movie. Not just to learn about the artist, but to more deeply understand what was happening in America during that time of unrest.
After the movie was finished, many of us had to unfortunately leave. There was something special in store for those who were able to stay longer. Director Jeff L. Lieberman and conductor Henry Young took to the stage for an intimate Q and A with audience members. What a treat. How many times does the audience get a chance to interact with the write/director to get answers right from the source?
I would book your ticket today as this movie is on fire! I know you'll love it. Enjoy!