Richard Dyer erlangte seinen Master-Abschluss in Französisch an der Universität St Andrews und seinen PhD in Cultural Studies an der Universität Birmingham. Er hält Vorträge und unterrichtet sowohl an britischen als auch an internationalen Universitäten. 1997 organisierte er die erste Reihe lesbischer und schwuler Filme am National Film Theatre London. Zu seinen Büchern zählen u.a. Stars; Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society; Now You See It; White; The Culture of Queers; Pastiche; In the Space of a Song; Lethal Repetition und La dolce vita.

US 2015, D Liz Garbus, C Igor Martinovic, Rachel Morrison, Ronan Killeen, E Joshua L. Pearson, S Tony Volante, P Amy Hobby, Liz Garbus, Justin Wilkes, Jayson Jackson, Cast Nina Simone, Print b/w and colour, Blu-ray, 116 min, English OV with German SUB, Netflix

A classically trained musical genius, chart-topping chanteuse, and Black Power icon, Nina Simone is one of the most influential, beloved, provocative, and least understood artists of our time. On stage, she was known for utterly free, rapturous performances, earning her the epithet "High Priestess of Soul." But amid the violent, day-to-day fight for civil rights, she struggled to reconcile artistic ambition with her fierce devotion to a movement. Director Liz Garbus sensitively explores the constant state of opposition that trapped and tortured Simone - as a classical pianist pigeonholed in jazz, as a professional boxed in by family life, as a black woman in racist America—and in so doing, reveals a towering figure transcending categorization and her times. (Catalogue Sundance Film Festival, 2015).

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