Watch Nina (2016). Manager Clifton Henderson (David Oyelowo) helps singer and pianist Nina Simone (Zoe Saldana) rediscover her love for music. The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Directed by: Cynthia Mort
Written by: Cynthia Mort
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music
Runtime: 90 min
Release Date: 22 April 2016 (USA)
Starring: Zoe Saldana (Nina Simone), David Oyelowo (Clifton Henderson), Kevin Mambo (Gilles, Lead Guitarist), Ronald Guttman (Henri Edwards), Chuma Gault (Nina’s Husband), Allison Sarofim (Head Nurse), Mike Epps (Richard Pryor)…
Nina is an American biographical film. In 1988 Nina’s is financially unsound, mentally unstable and an alcoholic. Her 1960’s heyday is far behind her. After threatening a lawyer with a gun, she is forcibly committed to a Los Angeles psychiatric hospital for twenty-four hours. While in hospital, Nina hires orderly Clifton Henderson (David Oyelowo) as an assistant. He accompanies her back to Bouc-Bel-Air, France. Nina drinks heavily and refuses to take her medication. She proves to be difficult and confrontational. She verbally abuses Clifton, assaults a patron at a nightclub performance and makes Clifton get her random men with whom she has one-night stands. Her behavior drives Clifton back home to America.