An injustice to memory of Nina Simone
list of formative events and character attributes: Nina insisting, as a child, that her parents be seated up front during an early piano recital; the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, which radicalised her politically; drunken outbursts; and a late diagnosis of cancer, after she has settled in France to escape racism in America. At one point, Nina makes a phone call to her friend, comedian Richard Pryor (Mike Epps), but this scene, like so many others, feels random.
In the end, however, it’s Simone who deserves better treatment. Nina filters the singer’s voice – and her life – through tinnysounding speakers and an out-of-focus lens. – Washington Post
Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in Nina.