Does a family make a house? Or does a house make a family?
Sometimes the greatest adventure is the journey home. A love letter to loss spanning five generations, Starboard Light is an inspiring and poignant documentary that shows us how to hold on and asks: does a family make a house? or does a house make a family?
The film revolves around a middle-class family facing the disappearance of a century of memories when they sell their 210 year old summer home on Cape Cod. Whether it’s a small cabin deep in the woods, a primary residence that’s been handed down generation after generation or a waterfront summer getaway, there is a Starboard Light in many of our lives that we’ve struggled to keep or painfully had to let go. Vicariously through this American family (the filmmaker’s own), Starboard Light helps us all learn how to immortalize the generations of memories and values baked into these shared family homes so that we may pass them on to our own children and grandchildren.
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