Screenings: Nina & Lisa Simone at the French Embassy

  • Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States

THURSDAY, JUNE 23 AT 7PM

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

FREE ADMISSION

Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot

New security rules: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy.

NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION OR PROPER ID

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7pm sharp

Special screenings : Nina & Lisa Simone

 The Cultural services of the French Embassy presents Nina & Lisa Simone following La Fête de la Musique, two special screenings dedicated to American artist Nina Simone (1933-2003), and her daughter, actress and singer, Lisa Simone.

Lisa Simone by Mareterraniu Productions

60 min – France – 2016

Nina Simone – Live at Montreux 1976

71 min – United States - 1976

Synopsis

The Cultural services of the French Embassy presents Nina & Lisa Simone following La Fête de la Musique, two special screenings dedicated to American artist Nina Simone (1933-2003), and her daughter, actress and singer, Lisa Simone.

The evening will start with Lisa Simone Concert at the exceptional venue Cyrnos Palace in Ajaccio, France. With a rich vocal range and a soul-deep understanding of music as a means of healing, empowerment and celebration, Lisa Simone is a multi-talented artist in her own right, whose ability to transcend genres echoes the tradition of her mother. Performance was recorded and directed by French Mareterraniu Productions in 2016, and this screening will be a US Premiere. This intimate 60 minutes concert includes interviews and documentary sequences, encapsulating moments of harmony with the audience.

The film will be followed by Nina Simone – Live at Montreux 1976, featuring her whole legendary concert at Montreux Jazz Festival. In a 71 minutes set, Nina Simone, also known as “the High Priestess of Soul", gives a moving, riveting and powerful performance. This unique recording reveals the icon’s imposing figure, as she shows at once chaos and love. Fusing classical, jazz, blues, folk and gospel, the pianist and civil rights activist left her mark in the 20th century.

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