Ghostlight (Open Captioning)

Opened Sunday, June 16, 2024


Please note that there are additional showtimes of GHOSTLIGHT that screen without open captions (on-screen display of dialogue and sounds). For those showtimes, click here.

Devastated by the loss of a child, middle-aged father Dan struggles to control his anger at work and grows distant from his grief-stricken family. When a stranger (Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness) bullies him into joining a floundering community theater production of Romeo and Juliet, Dan slowly begins to reopen to life’s possibilities. With breakout performances from the real-life Kupferer family in the lead roles and a cathartic ending for the ages, this funny and bittersweet film celebrates the profound love at the heart of the deepest grief, and the pleasures of putting on a show.

Official Selection: Sundance, SXSW

“A funny, intelligent and yet at times almost unbearably sad movie that takes a searing family tragedy and spins it into a riveting redemption story.” – Deadline

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 115 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor IFC Films
  • Director Kelly O'Sullivan, Alex Thompson
  • Cast Keith Kupferer, Katherine Mallen Kupferer, Tara Mallen, Dolly De Leon, Hanna Dworkin
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Open Captioning

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