The Dark Horse is an emotionally-charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities – finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community.
A very moving, genuinely inspiring story. Chris Curtis (who put on just over 27 kg to play the role of Genesis) puts in an amazing authentic performance as the NZ chess champion who is troubled by mental illness on the fringe of society, but finds a way to lead a group of young kids to New Zealand’s national chess championship, turning their lives around. The chess club he started is still in operation today and many, many children have been given hope for their futures through as a result of this true hero’s selfless commitment. Sadly, Genesis is no longer with us – but he has made a lasting impact. THE DARK HORSE is a mature movie, directed with confidence, and with a brilliant supporting cast. Don’t miss this superb movie, either in the cinemas or later when it is released on DVD.