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To Keep the Light
86-minutes
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 late 1800's.  When a mysterious stranger washes ashore, 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 embodies feminism long before the word existed - and stands, literally and figuratively, at the edge of society.
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To Keep the Light

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86 minutes

To Keep the Light

Maine, 1876. A woman tending the lighthouse on a remote island for her ailing husband confronts secrets hidden in deep waters and navigates an unforgiving, new world.

Inspired by true stories of women lighthouse keepers, Abbie is a composite character giving 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 afield from the urban, intellectual circles that spawned the women’s rights movement.  Her strength is stoic and sensual, yet not packaged in sexuality. Nuanced, human and true to her times, Abbie is a female lead rarely depicted on screen.

Shot on an island off the coast of northern Maine, ‘To Keep the Light’ reveals the tumultuous inner life of a woman who is, literally and figuratively,
at the edge of society.

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