One of the greatest vocalists of the 20th Century, Nina Simone's performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1976 has become the stuff of lore and is regarded as her definitive concert film.
In genre-busting, anti-jazz-establishment form, Ms. Simone destabilises what it means to be a performer and the very notion of festival-headlining expectations, all while in the grand setting of a Swiss music hall, playing to a largely upper-class, unsuspecting audience.
Gospel, blues, jazz, and pure pop brilliance all abound here in a two-hour set of material, where every song is treated in such a way that it passes the 6-minute mark. Heartbreaking, spellbinding, uplifting and thought-provoking -- if you saw 'What Happened Ms. Simone?' and need the full hit of this vital musician at the most on-point moment in her career, then please be seated.
Free screening, with enough space for 50 walk-ups.
Garden open from 6pm.
Stockroom opens at 7pm
Film starts at 7:30pm, running time 1hr 51min.
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