Duration: 70 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Director: Leanne Pooley
Haunting Douglas is a documentary about Douglas Wright; choreographer, dancer, artist.
From Tuakau New Zealand to the stages of New York, Douglas’s journey has included drugs, alcohol, illness and accolades. Haunting Douglas is a portrait of a great artist and features excerpts from his extraordinary body of work.
“Wright expresses himself in bitingly enunciated paradoxes, reaching us again and again, now that his body refuses to dance, with the vital, lucid artistry of his words. I can think of no more appreciative, perceptive or powerful documentary portrait of an artist in New Zealand than this.” Bill Gosden - New Zealand International Film Festival
“…a sad and a triumphant story, at times darkly hilarious. Resilience of spirit is palpable, even though the face is gaunt with sorrow…Profoundly moving, the film is intense, like both its subject and its maker…Pooley pulls together many threads to help us understand and appreciate this dance-maker at work.” Jennifer Shennan - The Dominion Post
"A benchmark in arts documentaries." Jill Sykes - The Sydney Morning Herald
View excerpts from this title at NZ On Screen