Light From Light

Light From Light

Paul Harrill / 2019 / 82 minutes / Spine #31

Gifted with sometimes-prophetic dreams and a lifelong interest in the paranormal, Shelia (Marin Ireland) is asked to investigate a potential haunting at a Tennessee farmhouse. It’s there she meets Richard (Jim Gaffigan), a recent widower who believes his wife may still be with him. The investigation that ensues — which eventually pulls in Shelia’s son, Owen and his classmate Lucy — forces them to confront the mysteries of their own lives.


• Audio Commentary by director Paul Harrill and actor Marin Ireland

• Audio Commentary by director Paul Harrill, and producers James M. Johnston and Kelly Williams

• Musical score by Adam Granduciel and Jon Natchez of The War on Drugs

Gina, An Actress, Age 29 (2001, 22 minutes), a short film by Paul Harrill

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  • “A haunted-house movie like no other. Graceful and moving. If you were to imagine The Conjuring stripped of its scares — or Ghostbusters with less ectoplasm — and reimagined in the minor-key mode of regional American filmmakers like Kelly Reichardt and Patrick Wang, you might come close to approximating its effect."

    — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
  • “An extraordinary and thought-provoking film for skeptics and believers alike."

    — Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
  • "A movie of great intimacy and mystery, Light From Light is a remarkable achievement."

    — C. Mason Wells, Film Comment
  • "An unconventional ghost story… made all the more transfixing by its defining delicacy and understatement."

    — David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
  • "The bittersweet surprise of the third act sweeps us into a rapturous nirvana that will send tingles down your spine."

    — Matt Delman, Hammer to Nail
  • "Ireland and Gaffigan give incredibly nuanced performances."

    — Monica Castillo,
  • “One of the best movies from Sundance 2019. An intimate gem. Ireland and Gaffigan are excellent.”

    — Esther Zuckerman, Thrillist
  • "A tender film about paranormal activity. [Harrill is] a skilled and subtle director."

    — Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, The New York Times
  • "Deeply moving. An experience rich with atmosphere and humanity."

    — Jordan Raup, The Film Stage
  • “A quiet, luminous ghost story. One of the first great films I saw this year.”

    — Steven D. Greydanus, National Catholic Register
  • "A gem. Boasts a rare, quiet honesty, and a lead performance from Marin Ireland that’ll haunt you for days."

    — Elizabeth Weitzman, The Wrap
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