Cinema St. Louis, the presenter of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), continues its screening series “Films @ SLIFF.ZACK” with “To Keep the Light” (Erica Fae, U.S., 2016, 88 min.).
“To Keep the Light” — which won the New Filmmakers Forum Emerging Director Award at the 2016 SLIFF — screens at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 26, at .ZACK, 3224 Locust St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.
In 1876 Maine, Abbie (writer-director Erica Fae) tends the lighthouse on a remote island for her ailing husband. When a mysterious stranger washes up on shore, secrets buried in deep waters come to light, and Abbie is forced to navigate an unforgiving new world and reckon with both her past and her future. Inspired by the true stories of women lighthouse keepers, “To Keep the Light” uses the composite character of Abbie to give voice to their largely unknown experience. Working in isolation and under extreme conditions, these women — who inherited their jobs from infirm or deceased husbands or fathers — were trailblazers, embodying feminism long before the word existed and far from the urban, intellectual circles that spawned the women’s rights movement. Shot on an island off the coast of northern Maine, “To Keep the Light” revealingly illuminates the tumultuous inner life of a woman who is, literally and figuratively, at the edge of society.
The “Films @ SLIFF.ZACK” screening series takes place on select Mondays throughout the year at Grand Center’s .ZACK Theatre. The other 2017 dates are July 31 (“The Happys”) and Sept. 25 (TBA).
For more information on the screening, visit cinemastlouis.org or call 314-289-4150.
via press release