Ghostlight

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Ghostlight

Monica Castillo, JBFC Senior Programmer writes: “Ghostlight is the story of a construction worker who’s invited to join a community theater’s production of Romeo and Juliet, giving him the opportunity to be open about his past. I adored this movie within just a few moments of watching it. The real family playing the central characters of the story – Keith Kupferer plays Dan, the construction worker-turned-actor, his wife Sharon is played by Tara Mallen and their daughter Daisy is played by Katherine Mallen Kupferer – add so much depth and intensity to their impressive performances, especially Kupferer’s Robert De Niro-esque tough guy with little to say but a lot of emotions written across his face. But this is very much an ensemble piece, and the theatrical community led by a headstrong and unapologetic Dolly De Leon is just as pivotal to Dan’s journey. It’s a moving story about the healing power of art, how we all have a creative spirit, and how much we need art and each other. Ghostlight is a beautiful love letter to the stage made possible by the screen.”

"O’Sullivan and Thompson gently fold their story together, finding humor and heart at every turn . . . leading to the kind of ending that somehow inspired the film’s very first audience at Sundance to laugh and cry."
Kate Erbland, IndieWire
"Ghostlight bridges the gap between art and reality, blending a poignant narrative that aims to better understand a loved one and the expression of grief."
Mae Abdulbaki, Screen Rant


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