Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival

LIGHT FROM LIGHT
  • October 11, 2019 - 7:30pm

Single mom Shelia, gifted with sometimes-prophetic dreams, moonlights as a paranormal investigator while working at a car-rental service counter and raising her teenage son, Owen. After her appearance on a local radio program, she’s contacted about Richard, a recent widower who thinks his wife may be haunting his East Tennessee farmhouse. LIGHT FROM LIGHT is a balm of a film, bathed in the atmosphere of the misty mountains surrounding the farmhouse and the nighttime soundtrack of the ever-present crickets’ song. Writer/director Paul Harrill’s empathetic work quietly captures the rhythms of his characters’ daily lives, while imbuing them (and their spiritual investigation) with an appreciation of what we gain and risk by being open to possibilities. 

82 minutes; NR

Modern Cinema returns, hosted by Christopher Kelly in partnership with Fortress Presents.
This year’s event will once again present some of the best films of the year before they are available in theaters. Each screening will be introduced by Kelly, the former film and culture critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and currently Managing Producer for Entertainment for New Jersey Advance Media. Kelly also frequently covers film-related topics for Texas Monthly and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, and the Boston Globe

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​These provide priority access to all screenings. Regular passes and single screening tickets will be available at a later date.