“fae’s film displays a gift for both masterful composition and mesmerizing drama as she imparts this involving story of an embattled woman relegated to the fringes of society but determined to be respected.” - women in film & tv vancouver

TO KEEP THE LIGHT

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REVIEWS OF THE FILM

"a truly exquisite film... portraying the challenges that come with cracking the glass ceiling..." - VOX MAGAZINE

"from start to finish... a work by a visionary artist" - FIPRESCI

"a purity of style, a remarkable sense of place and time, that seems long matured and yet the beginning of something new and exciting... let To Keep the Light be a warning light for these times, but also enjoy the revelation of a new directing talent.” - CAMERA LUCIDA

“a gripping portrait... wonderfully mysterious... Fae’s Abbie is an entrancing blend of delicacy and strength... just stunning.” - SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

"beautifully shot, building tension against the harsh landscape, and fae proves to be a true new talent.” - NASHVILLE SCENE

"gorgeously shot and intimately written... mesmerizing... a stunning portrait... It’s easy to see why To Keep the Light has won a slew of film festival awards, and Fae has rightfully been anointed as an emerging talent." - THE WASHINGTONIAN

"quietly mesmerizing...the film takes on an ingmar bergman feel in the second half... its beauty and confidently methodical pacing..." - ORLANDO WEEKLY

"with this is her first feature film, I sincerely hope Fae continues her work in the cinematic arts... an early candidate for my top films of 2016.” - CINEMA365

"a poignant expression of the ignored and uncredited contribution of women in the 1870s..." - THE MANEATER

"weds stunning visuals to the compelling story of a lighthouse keeper’s wife caring for her husband, their home and herself...” - COLUMBIA TRIBUNE

"a glimpse into the lives of often forgotten heroines..." - WILLIAMETTE WEEK

"best of show... given to filmmaker erica fae for TO KEEP THE LIGHT, a unique film with a fascinating lighthouse-keeper heroine..." - INDIEWIRE

"a kind of synchronic beauty..." - CULTURECAPITAL (DC)

"a unique film with a fascinating heroine who is as sturdy and distinctive as the maine coastline where the story takes place...” - KTVZ


AND OTHER NEWS

piece erica wrote on directing actors in film - FILMMAKER MAGAZINE

preview piece on TO KEEP THE LIGHT - HUFFINGTON POST

erica interviewed LIVE for woods hole film festival - WBUR RADIO BOSTON

"caroline shaw's beautifully spare score" interview with caroline on creating the score - WAMC NORTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO

preview piece on woods hole film festival - THE BOSTON GLOBE

preview on the new hampshire film festival - newhampshire.com