December 12, 2017

THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE

Showing: Friday, October 2 – 7:30
Title: The Amazing Nina Simone
Year: 2015
Country: USA
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Nina300SOLD OUT! Unfortunately, there are no seats left at this event. The Amazing Nina Simone will open in New York City next Week.

Before the film there will be a musical tribute to Nina Simone by Nina’s brother and Music Director, Jazz/Blues legend Sam Waymon, and his band.

The life of one of America’s most unique musicians is recounted in a moving biographical, musical, and social history. Prevented from pursuing a career in classical music, Nina Simone mixed her classical training with blues and jazz. She responded to the civil rights era as both a musician and an activist, and by the late 60s she was a legend. USA, 2015, 110 minutes

Tickets are $20, or $17 for Rivertown Members. Please make your reservations in advance.

Meet the Filmmaker: Director Jeff L. Lieberman together with Nina’s brother and musical director, Sam Waymon, with be present to discuss the film. The discussion will be moderated by attorney and playright Alice Crowe.

Community Partners: VCS Inc. and the African American Historical Society of Rockland County

Post event reception: Cash bar at Spice of India, 125 Main Street in Nyack, after this event.

THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE OPENS IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES ON OCTOBER 16. OPENS IN 16 THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON OCTOBER 23.

At 7:30: Sam Waymon and Band
Sam Waymon: Keyboard and Vocals
Bass Guitar:  Laurence Holland and Dan Anderson
Guitar:  Mario Giampaglia, Dylan Kelehan
Drums:  Rich Bozek:
Saxophone:  Colin Pohl
Percussion:  Larry White
Tambourine and Toys:  Seth Mutal
Vocals:  Phyllis Kee and Maryn Azoff (background vocalist)

 

Nina Simone and Sam Waymon

Nina Simone and Sam Waymon