Ghostlight

Overview

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 at the age of 96. With Ghostlight, Herrmann pays tribute to Graham by recreating the events that preceded Phaedra. Graham is portrayed by drag queen Richard Move who also co-wrote the script, and Ann Magnuson plays Barbara Rosen, a filmmaker who is permitted to document the ...
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Overview

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 at the age of 96. With Ghostlight, Herrmann pays tribute to Graham by recreating the events that preceded Phaedra. Graham is portrayed by drag queen Richard Move who also co-wrote the script, and Ann Magnuson plays Barbara Rosen, a filmmaker who is permitted to document the process of bringing Phaedra to the stage. Deborah Harry and Mark Morris appear as themselves in cameo roles. Ghostlight screened at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival.
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Special Features

Martha Graham performing "Lamentation"; Director & actor interviews produced by Mannicmedia; Original theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2012
  • UPC: 842498000892
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Palisades Tartan
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 79,860

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Move Martha Graham
Ann Magnuson Barbara Rosen
Isaac Mizrahi Alex
Erick Kastel James
Mark Morris Himself
Deborah Harry Herself
Gila Zalon Peggy
Rob Besserer Erick Hawkins
Maryette Charlton Helen Keller
Kittson O'Neill Linda
Ernest Abuba Noguchi, Isamu
Reid Hutchins Principal Dancer
Tres Bien Pollard Principal Dancer
Jennifer Binford Principal Dancer
Amy Piantaggini Principal Dancer
Technical Credits
Christopher Herrmann Director, Executive Producer, Producer, Screenwriter
Christopher Boyd Production Designer
John Califra Score Composer
Penny Fearon Producer, Screenwriter
Cyndy Fugikawa Casting
Stephen Kijak Co-producer
Tsuyoshi Kimoto Cinematographer
Pilar Limosner Costumes/Costume Designer
James Lyons Editor
Richard Move Producer, Screenwriter
Aaron Sadler Sound/Sound Designer
Lauren Thompson Asst. Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ghostlight
1. Chapter 1 [6:47]
2. Chapter 2 [5:27]
3. Chapter 3 [7:56]
4. Chapter 4 [7:48]
5. Chapter 5 [6:24]
6. Chapter 6 [8:56]
7. Chapter 7 [7:26]
8. Chapter 8 [4:16]
9. Chapter 9 [6:51]
10. Chapter 10 [4:51]
11. Chapter 11 [5:29]
12. Chapter 12 [7:21]
13. Chapter 13 [:00]
14. Chapter 14 [:01]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Ghostlight
   Play Film
   Martha Graham Performing Lamentation
   Interview With Director Christopher Herrmann and Performance Artist Richard Move
   Theatrical Trailer
   Menu Group #1 with 14 chapter(s) covering 01:19:36
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