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NINA SIMONE – THE LEGEND 1990

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NINA SIMONE – THE LEGEND 1990
Documentary. If you don't know Nina Simone you are missing one of the most original and inspiring musical artists of the 20th century. This documentary, told by Nina herself, is an honest portrayal based on her autobiography "I Put A Spell On You," that shows Nina at her mightiest and at her most vulnerable. The live concert footage is fantastic.

At the age of 4, Eunice Waymon was a child prodigy pianist who was accepted to the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. She went on to study with Vladimir Sokoloff at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. However, while playing piano in Atlantic City she was told to sing and the legendary Nina Simone was born.

Simone provided the soundtrack for the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement. From her song "Mississippi Goddam," which she penned and released in 1964 in response to the assassination of Medgar Evers and the murder of four little black girls in Birmingham, to "To Be Young Gifted and Black," Simone showed a generation what it meant to be a fierce woman warrior and uncompromising artist.

Simone's personal life was marred by setbacks. She made bad deals with record companies, got into trouble with the IRS and had difficult relationships with the men in her life. The consequences were a diminished output of recordings. She also left the U.S. and migrated to Barbados, Liberia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands before settling in the South of France. After battling breast cancer, she died at age 70 in her home on April 21, 2003.

Plus this bonus selection...

ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE 1996
The Black Panther Party and Beyond. This documentary uses amazing 1960s archival footage combined with interviews with ex-CIA, ex-FBI, 60s era journalists, and several Black Panthers and political radicals. The film covers slavery, civil-rights activists, 60s assassinations, and explores methods used by police, the FBI, and the CIA to divide and destroy the key figures in the Black Panthers.


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