The Lighthouse screening
February 27, 2020
The Plaid Marquee will present, The Lighthouse. Filmed in Nova Scotia, the psychological horror film stars Willem DaFoe and Robert Pattinson as two lighthouse keepers trying to maintain their sanity on a remote New England island in the 1890s. Doors at 6:30 pm at Cineplex Theaters, New Glasgow. Sorry, the Plaid Marquee does not sell advance tickets.
As the wavering cry of the foghorn fills the air, the taciturn former lumberjack, Thomas Howard (Pattinson), and the grizzled lighthouse keeper, Thomas Wake (DaFoe), set foot on a secluded and perpetually grey islet off the coast of late-19th-century New England. For the following four weeks of back-breaking work and unfavourable conditions, the tight-lipped men will have no one else for company except for each other, forced to endure irritating idiosyncrasies, bottled-up resentment, and burgeoning hatred. Then, amid bad omens, a furious and unending squall maroons the keepers on the already inhospitable rock, paving the way for a prolonged period of feral hunger; manic isolation, and horrible booze-addled visions. Now, the eerie stranglehold of insanity tightens. Is there an escape from the wall-less prison of the mind? Nick Riganas