‘Ghostlight’: IFC Films To Release Alex Thompson & Kelly O’Sullivan Drama In Theaters This June

IFC Films announced that Ghostlight, acquired by the studio out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it made its world premiere, will open in New York City and Chicago on Friday, June 14, 2024 before expanding nationwide the following week.

The film is co-directed by Chicagoans Alex Thompson and Kelly O’Sullivan and written by O’Sullivan, and stars real-life family Keith Kupferer, Tara Mallen, and Katherine Mallen Kupferer, as well as Dolly De Leon (Triangle of Sadness).

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The film follows Dan, a melancholic construction worker who finds himself drifting from his wife and daughter, he discovers community and purpose in a local theater’s production of Romeo and Juliet. As the drama onstage starts to mirror his own life, he and his family are forced to confront a personal loss.

“We are beyond excited to be bringing this project that is so near and dear to our hearts to the big screen this summer,” said co-directors Thompson and O’Sullivan. “It’s a special thrill to be on this journey with our friends at IFC Films, and we can’t wait to share this film with audiences in our hometown of Chicago and the rest of the country.”

Ghostlight is produced by Alex Thompson, Chelsea Krant, Pierce Cravens, Ian Keiser, Eddie Linker and Alex Wilson.

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