Let There Be Light documentary screening at The National Cathedral
The National Cathedral (Perry Auditorium)
Washington , DC
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Let There Be Light documentary screening at The National Cathedral
USA / 2012 / 97 mins / directed by Peter Swanson

The film follows Rowan LeCompte and Dieter Goldkuhle as they make their last great window for Washington National Cathedral. One is an uncompromising artist, the other a meticulous German craftsman who is also a philosopher. These two aging grand-masters of stained glass labor to create a masterpiece in a race against time. Over the course of this four-year effort, a tension develops between the artist and the craftsman and one must leave the project. A major conflict erupts between the artist and the cathedral administration. Another master of glass, Mary Clerkin Higgins, attempts to resolve the issues. There is literally an earth-shattering conclusion. Told with stunningly beautiful images, this is a story of passion and creation - about the struggle to create great art using glass and light. One of the film's underlying themes is the power and beauty of light. Its aim is to inspire and ignite that inner creative light that is within all of us.

Producer, Director, Editor; Peter Swanson

Narrator: Garrison Keillor

Featuring: Rowan LeCompte, Dieter Goldkuhle, Mary Clerkin Higgins

With: Bishop John Chane, The Reverend John Runkle,
Peggy LeCompte, Andrew Hullinger, Andrew Goldkuhle

METRO STOP = Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter/Yellow and Green Lines


The National Cathedral (Perry Auditorium) (View)
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington , DC 20016
United States


Arts > Visual
Film > Festivals
Film > Premiers
Other > Spiritual

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!