Ghostlight – Opening night film!

Duration: 110 Director: Alex Thompson and Kelly O’Sullivan

IFFBOSTON 2024 OPENING NIGHT FILM

When a construction worker unexpectedly joins a local theater’s production of Romeo and Juliet, the drama onstage starts to mirror his own life.

Alex Thompson and Kelly O’Sullivan’s moving, gently comic collaboration is about the power of live theater to make sense of our offstage dramas and personal narratives. GHOSTLIGHT centers on Dan (Keith Kupferer), a melancholic middle-aged construction worker grieving a family tragedy. Cut off from his devoted wife, Sharon (Tara Mallen), and talented but troubled daughter, Daisy (Katherine Mallen Kupferer), Dan finds comfort and community in a misfit company of amateur actors. While moonlighting in a low-rent production of Shakespeare’s most protean tragedy, Dan is forced to confront his buried emotions. Real-life family Mallen, Kupferer, and Mallen Kupferer bring tenderness and authenticity to this poignant portrait, while Dolly de Leon—last seen stealing the scene in TRIANGLE OF SADNESS—is hilarious as Dan’s irascible, improbable co-star.

—Matt Cornell, Sundance Film Festival guide

Expected to be in attendance at the festival:

Director Kelly O’Sullivan, Director Alex Thompson, and Actor Keith Kupferer

All ticket holders are welcome to join us after the screening at the Opening Night Party, upstairs at the Crystal Ballroom.

Ghostlight – Opening night film! Tickets