[Marxism] Dark Horse
lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Oct 7 09:21:54 MDT 2015
This morning I had the extraordinary good fortune to meet Cliff Curtis,
the Maori actor who plays Genesis Potini in "Dark Horse", a film that
opens on Dec. 11th in NYC.
I reviewed the film in conjunction with two other films about chess for
CounterPunch a while back
In real life Potini trained Maori children to compete in chess
tournaments. Despite suffering from bipolar disorder, he made a major
contribution to Maori society.
Curtis was not the typical actor. He had a tremendous grasp of the
importance of the film as both art and message. He has been in many
films over the years, including some that address Maori identity such as
"Once Were Warriors" and "Whale Rider" that I reviewed 11 years ago.
I will be posting a reminder about "Dark Horse" when it is about to
open. It is my pick for best narrative film of 2015.
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