Ended on 12/27/2012

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON -  (unrated)

2012 - USA - English - 101 minutes - Music Box Films

Directed by: Ira Sachs

Featuring: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth and Julianne Nicholson


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KEEP THE LIGHTS ON chronicles an emotionally and sexually charged journey of two men in New York City through love, friendship, and addiction. Documentary film maker Erik (Thure Lindhardt) and closeted lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth, Damages) meet through a casual encounter, but soon find a deeper connection and become a couple. Individually and together, they are risk takers – compulsive, and fueled by drugs and sex. In an almost decade-long relationship defined by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries and dignity while being true to himself. Director Ira Sachs’ fearlessly personal screenplay is anchored by Lindhardt, who embodies Erik’s isolation and vulnerability with a gentle presence. Harrowing and romantic, visceral and layered, Keep the Lights On is a film that looks at love and all of its manifestations, taking it to dark depths and bringing it back to a place of grace.

WINNER! Outfest 2012 - Outstanding Screenwriting in a US Dramatic Feature Film
WINNER! Outfest 2012 - Outstanding US Dramatic Feature Film
WINNER! Berlin International Film Festival 2012 Teddy Award - Best Feature Film

Sundance Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection
Sundance Film Festival 2012 Grand Jury Prize Nominee - Dramatic Film

FOUR INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS
Best Film
Best Director - Ira Sachs
Best Screenplay - Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias
Best Actor - Thure Linhardt


“A must-see.”
- David Fear, Time Out New York

“(A) beautifully aching love story. Sach’s stunner is a front-runner for best American film of the year.”
- Eric Hynes, The Village Voice

“Easily the finest dramatic film I saw at Sundance this year.”
- Andrew O’Hehir, Salon


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