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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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This moving documentary portrait of dancer and choreographer Douglas Wright weaves current encounters with footage of past theatrical 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. Director Leanne Pooley's skilful documentary 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."

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, in a 2004 Variety review