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Haunting Douglas Television (Excerpts) – 2003 Documentary LGBT Arts/Culture

Haunting Douglas

Television (Excerpts) – 2003 Documentary LGBT Arts/Culture

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Haunting Douglas is a documentary portrait of dancer and choreographer Douglas Wright. It weaves interviews with footage of past performances, and extracts from his autobiography; from drug addiction and illness, to determination and triumph on the New York stage with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Award-winning director Leanne Pooley captures Wright's resilience: "I need to make things to feel that I can cope with whatever reality is. For me, dancing, performing for people, is the ultimate mystery and the ultimate joy." Wright passed away in November 2018.

Documentarian Leanne Pooley savvily incorporates conflicting agendas: He was only interested in showcasing his art, she was intent on uncovering his bio. The documentary works on both levels..
– Ronnie Scheib, reviewing Haunting Douglas in Variety, 20 February 2004