To Be Free

Thursday, October 25, National Gallery of Art
Runtime: 40 min

This experimental black and white short meditates on the life of performer Nina Simone (Adepero Oduye). Set In a tiny after-hours club, the viewer observes Simone seeking a way, for one moment, to be free.

Part of “Say Her Name” Program

Check out some amazing objects in the museum's collection related to this film.
<I>Nina Simone - Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass. - 1969</I> Credit: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston