Let There Be Light

USA / 2012 / 97 mins / Peter Swanson
USA / 2012 / 97 mins / Peter Swanson

Friday, March 8

7:30 pm (Attendees may enjoy the cathedral from 6:50pm)

WASHINGTON National Cathedral (PERRY AUDITORIUM) -director and rowan lecompte attending

$22 in advance HERE


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

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