Ghostlight (2004)

For his feature debut, writer/director Christopher Herrmann chose a subject near and dear to his heart. Herrmann had been the biographer and a close friend of renowned choreographer Martha Graham before the dance legend passed away in 1991… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 23, 2004
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2012
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Few performances are hardy enough both to blossom in the dark intimacy of live theater and bloom under the glaring eye of a movie camera. Ghostlight is not the exception.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A bizarre and campily amusing 'tribute.'

E! Online

It's a good-hearted dream of a film made all the more fascinating by virtue of its willful weirdness.

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Jan Stuart

Achieves substance as a historical document, an homage, an appreciation of the axis of empathy shared between larger- than-life women and the (frequently) gay men who venerate them.

Elizabeth Zimmer
Village Voice

Real history and raunch poke through, but the thirtysomething Move is too vital to be Martha in her dotage.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Even knowing [Move is] nearly a foot taller and considerably more robust than the real Graham, his performance is so completely realized that it radiates its own synthetic truth.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Ms. Magnuson's consummate professionalism offers an unflattering contrast to Mr. Move's not-so-inspired amateurism.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

An affectionate, witty tribute which also happens to be one of the best films about dance ever made.

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