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The Amazing Nina Simone

Date: November 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Peckhamplex, 95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 5EX
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The Batty Mama and Black History Studies Presents: A Special BHM South London Premiere Screening of THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE

We bring you the loved and often misunderstood story of America’s most overlooked musical genius, finally brought to light in “The Amazing Nina Simone.” Director Jeff L. Lieberman brings audiences on Nina’s journey from the segregated South, through the worlds of classical music, jazz joints & international concert halls. Navigating through the twists & turns of the 1960’s fight for racial equality, the film delves deep into Nina’s artistry and intentions, answering long-held questions behind Nina’s most beloved songs, bold style, controversial statements, and the reason she left America.

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 favourite 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 behaviour and self-exile, Nina’s legacy is chartered all the way to the place where she found freedom.


This event will take place on THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2019 from 6.30pm

Doors open at 6.00pm. Event will start at 6.30pm

This event will be held at Peckhamplex, 95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 5EX. Nearest station is Peckham Rye Station. The car park at rear of the cinema is FREE after 6:30pm. Buses 12, 36, 37, 63, 78, 136, 171, 197, 345, 363, 381, 436, P12 and P13 stop nearby.

Tickets are £4.99.

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The Batty Mama presents Our Reel Histories: Cousins. An exploration of queer Black icons, across the pond, through documentary film throughout the years. October’s screening celebrates activist and icon Nina Simone, with “The Amazing Nina Simone”.

Film screening in association with Evidence To Exist Research Group.

“Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.”