Keep the Lights On (2012)


'Thure and Zachary' still from 'Keep the Lights On (2012)'

About Movie
Keep the Lights On is a nature gay relationship between Erik and Paul based drama-love story, about sex, friendship and love, directed and co-written by Ira Sachs with writer Mauricio Zacharias, and film produced by Marie-Therese Guirgis, Lucas Joaquin and Music Box Films. Actors Thure Lindhardt and Zachary Boo play main male lead role and other star cast including  - Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane, Paprika Steen and Justin Reinsilber.
Keep the Lights On wins two award and nominated at official selection 2012 Sundance film festival, and the film win Teddy Award at Berlin International Film Festival and win Outstanding US Dramatic Feature OUTFEST 2012. The film set to be released in USA limited theaters on 7 September, 2012.
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Synopsis
Keep the Lights On chronicles an emotionally and sexually charged journey of two men in New York City through love, friendship, and addiction. Documentary filmmaker 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.

Positive Press Notes

“STUNNING! Moving and totally engrossing.”- Simon Abrams, indieWIRE

“Forget Brokeback Mountain; Keep the Lights On is the grittiest and most heartbreaking gay love story of our times.” – Dan Heching, NEXT Magazine

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

“Beautiful and devasting.” – Tom Hall, Filmmaker Magazine

“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

"Eloquent and poetic, a movie that sent me reeling." - Tom Hall, Filmmaker Magazine

"A rare gem of a film..  poignant and profound." - Dennis Dermody, Paper

Keep the Lights On (2012)
Genre  Drama | Gay Movie | Foreign
Release Date  7 September, 2012 (USA) - view more>>
Directed by  Ira Sachs
Written by  Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias
Produced by  Marie-Therese Guirgis, Lucas Joaquin, Ira Sachs
Executive producers  Ali Betil, Adam Hohenberg, Lars Knudsen, Jawal Nga, Jay Van Hoy
Associate producers  Iddo Patt and Alex Scharfman
Cast
  - Thure Lindhardt  -  Erik Rothman
  - Zachary Booth  -  Paul Lucy
  - Julianne Nicholson  -  Claire
  - Souleymane Sy Savane  -  Alassane
  - Paprika Steen  -  Karen
  - Justin Reinsilber  -  Dan
Music by  Arthur Russell
Cinematography by  Thimios Bakatakis
Editing by  Affonso Gonçalves
Casting by  Avy Kaufman
Production Designer  Amy Williams
Studio  Alarum Pictures, Parts and Labor, Tiny Dancer Films
Distributed by  Music Box Films (USA)
Run time  101 min
Country  USA
Language  English
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