To Keep The Light
Directed by Erica Fae
Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper’s wife struggles with her work and her sanity as she cares for her sick husband in the 1870s. When a stranger washes up on shore, secrets hidden in deep waters come to light, and she is forced to confront both her past and her future. Shot on an island off the coast of northern Maine, To Keep the Light paints a landscape of stark, aching beauty, and reveals the inner life of a woman who is, literally and figuratively, at the edge of society.
The Community Partner for this film is The Charlotte Lighthouse Association
Director Erica Fae brings stories of powerful, radical women from history to stage and screen. Her work has garnered critics’ picks in The New York Times and Backstage and also earned the honors of Best Narrative Feature, Best Cinematography, Best Short, and Best Actress. She has also had recurring roles on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and “Doll & Em,” and teaches physical acting at Yale School of Drama. To Keep the Light is her first feature and has won “Best Narrative Feature” at Port Townsend Film Festival as well as two cinematography awards.