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July 12th, 2015
Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park 
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Special Preview Screening on Nina’s Birthday in Her Hometown of Tryon, NC

February, 2015

The town of Tryon, NC came out to honor their gifted daughter on the anniversary of Nina’s 82nd birthday with a special preview screening of the film and talkback with Director Jeff L. Lieberman, in addition to an art exhibit and musical tribute.

SCREENINGS
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL, “SOUL DOCTOR”, 
THE TEAM FROM “THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE” WILL BE PART OF A SERIES
OF TALKBACKS FOLLOWING PREVIEW PERFORMANCES IN DECEMBER.

The Talkbacks will be hosted by Filmmaker Jeff L. Lieberman and include 
Special Guests, Sam Waymon, Salamishah Tillet, and Leopoldo Fleming.
Thurs, December 4th: Sam Waymon, Nina’s Brother and Longtime Band Member
Thurs, December 11th: Salamishah Tillet, Professor of English at UPenn & Currently Teaching a Course on Nina.
Thurs, December 18th: Leopoldo Fleming, Longtime Percussionist to Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba

Performances begin at 7pm, Talkbacks follow at 8:30pm
More Details & $39.50 Preview Tickets can be purchased at SoulDoctorBroadway.com


Jeff L. Lieberman – Writer/Director
Jeff Lieberman discovered the music legend Nina Simone when he was 16 years old, and has been a fan ever since.  His brand new in-depth documentary on the music legend will be premiering in January 2015, and will offer fans an in-depth look at the origins of Nina’s many recordings, and her unique style, politics and musical journey.  Weaving interviews with friends, family, band members and the people she impacted, Nina’s defiant music comes alive through performances and recordings, with an insight never revealed before.

Jeff’s most recent Academy Award-Qualifying documentary film, “RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria” has been heralded by The New York Times, NPR, The Hollywood Reporter, BBC, Village Voice, Newsday and Indiewire for its innovative storytelling, and thorough research into a largely unknown past.  The film opened theatrically in 2013 in both New York and Los Angeles, and screened at festivals in Toronto, Boston, Washington, Vancouver, London, Switzerland & Israel.

Jeff is the founder of Re-Emerging Films, an innovative documentary production company producing long and short form programming for the web, televisions and cinema.  Previous to this, Lieberman was a National Producer and Writer at CBS News.


Sam Waymon – Brother & Longtime Bandmember of Nina Simone
Sam Waymon began his musical odyssey playing alongside his sister, Eunice. His sister left North Carolina in the '50s and traveled north to pursue her career. Along the way she dropped her given name and became one of music's most influential and independent musicians, known as Nina Simone. Sam worked with his sister for over ten years but finally broke away to develop his own style that combined everything from gospel to jazz.

Sam went on to record for record labels like:  RCA, and Polygram, and has worked side by side with legendary artists like Miles Davis, Donnie Hathaway, Roberta Flack, Phyllis Hyman, and groups like, The 5th Dimension, and Main Ingredient.  He also starred in the feature film, "Ganja and Hess" (directed by Bill Gunn), and wrote the film's score.  That led to writing songs and scores for the film, "Weeds", and Jonathan Demme's "Philadelphia".  Sam "Magic Man" Waymon lives in Nyack, NY where he performs regularly throughout New York City and the surrounding area.


Salamishah Tillet – Scholar on Nina Simone
Salamishah Tillet is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently both teaching a course and writing a book on Nina Simone.  Salamishah guest blogs for The Nation, has appeared on the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR, and written editorials for The Chicago Tribune and Washington Post magazine, The Root.  She wrote the liner notes for John Legend and The Roots’ three-time Grammy award-winning 2010 album, Wake Up!, and in 2011, she interviewed Gloria Steinem on the future of the feminist movement at the TedxWomen conference.  Salamishah received her Ph.D. from Harvard University and her M.A.T. from Brown University, and she is the co-founder of A Long Walk Home, Inc., a non-profit organization that uses art therapy and the visual and the performing arts to end violence against girls and women.


Leopoldo Fleming, Longtime Percussionist to Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba
Besides his own music and theater projects, Leopoldo has played, recorded, toured with a cornucopia of great artists such as Nina Simone (for 31 years off and on), Miriam Makeba, in recent years “Sing The Truth” (w. Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, Angélique Kidjo, SimoneKelly, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Stacey Kent and more), TheSymphony of the New World, Harry Belafonte, Monica Zetterlund, The String Reunion, Eartha Kitt, The World Bass Violin Ensemble, Beaver Harris, Novella Nelson, Lonnie Liston Smith, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sonny Stitt, Richard Grove Holmes, Queen Esther Marrow, Leon Thomas, Randy Weston (in big band format and in a trio including Ron Carter), Archie Shepp, Bob Cunningham, Kenny Barron, Horace Parlan, David Murray, The Boys’ Choir of Harlem, a number of local world class musicians in Vienna and Copenhagen respectively, the all–stars Lou Caputo Not So Big Band, and once a year he tours the Far East with the New York Harlem Singers.

“THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE” WAS HONORED TO BE INVITED TO SCREEN THE FILM FOR EUROPEAN BROADCASTERS AT THE INTERNATIONALLY-RENOWN FIPA FILM FESTIVAL IN BIARRITZ, FRANCE , JANUARY 2015.
Director Jeff Lieberman with Journalist, Isabelle Hauw
Director Jeff Lieberman & Publicist, Carole Lieberman
Director Jeff Lieberman being interviewed for French Radio by Journalist, Antoinette Paoli
“SOUL DOCTOR” TALKBACK
New York City - December 2014

The new Broadway musical, “Soul Doctor” (which features a character based on Nina Simone) invited Director Jeff Lieberman to lead a series of Talkbacks following performances of the show.
Jeff interviewed members of the cast, in addition to Special Guest, Sam Waymon, Nina’s Brother and Longtime Band Member.
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“This is a large part of the appeal of the documentary, which features more than 
50 interviews with 
Simone’s family, associates and academics.”
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ON DVD!
We’re bringing the film back to its roots for a special 
FREE outdoor screening in Harlem.  

The film will be introduced by Director Jeff Lieberman, 
and Nina’s Brother & Longtime Band Member, Sam Waymon.

There will also be a 2hr Dance Party of Nina’s Music 
before the screening hosted by DJ Reborn.

6:30pm 
DJ Reborn

8pm - 
Performance of Nina’s Songs by Sam Waymon & The Magic Band

8:30 
Film with introduction by Jeff L. Lieberman

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Presented by Maysles Cinema, African Film Festival, Inc and Reel Harlem: The Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival
© 2014 - AMAZING NINA LLC
Over 1000 people attended our historic tribute to Nina Simone, which included a special advance screening of “The Amazing Nina Simone” introduced by Director Jeff L. Lieberman... a musical tribute by Nina’s brother and longtime band member, Sam Waymon... plus the largest-ever Nina Simone dance party hosted by DJ Reborn.

Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park --- Sunday, July 12th, 2015
October 16th-22nd                  
AMC Empire, 42nd Street                   
New York City
(Talkback with Filmmakers: Oct 16-18)
Special Screenings in October
October 2  - Rivertown Film, Nyack, NY  (Talkback with Jeff L. Lieberman & Sam Waymon)
October 10  - Tryon Int’l Film Festival, Tryon, NC  (Talkback with Jeff L. Lieberman)
October 18  - Int’l Film Series, Boulder, CO
October 23  - Guthrie’s Independent Theatre, Lewiston, ME
October 25 - Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, Bethlehem, PA
October 31-Nov 8 - Gender Bender Film Festival, Bologna, Italy
Nina Simone Art Opening
October 15th - 7pm
Opening Reception of 
The Amazing Nina Simone: Definition of An Artist
miLES Gallery, 103 Allen Street
Official Film After Party

October 16th
BB King’s on 42nd Street

Nina Simone Dance Party Featuring 
Sam Waymon & The Magic Band