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What Happened, Miss. Simone? (2015)

Thursday, September 3 at 7pm

WHAT HAPPENED MISS. SIMONE IS BEING SHOWN AS PART OF THE SMITH FILM CLUB- JOIN HERE

 

About What Happened Miss. Simone?

On stage Nina Simone was known for her utterly free, uninhibited musical expression, which enthralled audiences and attracted life-long fans. But amid the violent, haunting, and senseless day-to-day of the civil rights era in 1960s America, Simone struggled to reconcile her artistic identity and ambition with her devotion to a movement. 

Culled from hours of autobiographical tapes, this new film unveils the unmitigated ego of a brilliant artist and the absurdities of her time. At the height of her fame Nina Simone walked away from her family, country, career and fans, to move to Liberia and give up performing. The story of her life leading up to that event poses the question, ‘how does royalty stomp around in the mud and still walk with grace?’

Photograph of Nina Simone

EXPERIENCE THE VIRTUAL SCREENING

Connect to Netflix Party and join the Zoom discussion

Discussion will start about 8:50PM.

THE SMITH FILM CLUB- JOIN HERE

The Smith Film Club is a free, virtual club dedicated to watching and discussing movies available on Netflix.

By joining the Smith Film Club you will receive weekly email reminders including links to both the Netflix Party screening and post-film Zoom discussion.

Club members can choose to watch the movie as a group using Netflix Party, or they can watch the movie on their own time. Post-film discussions will be scheduled and held through virtual Zoom calls.

Find out more about the film club here, or email us at boxoffice@thesmith.org

Rating:NR
Runtime:1h 41m
Poster for What Happened Miss. Simone