Director Ira Sachs to Appear at KEEP THE LIGHTS ON Screening at NYC's Cinema Village, 12/21 & 22
KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature, Best Director (Ira Sachs), Best Actor (Thure Lindhardt), and Best Screenplay (Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias), returns to New York's Cinema Village beginning Friday, December 21. Director Ira Sachs will be in attendance for post-screening Q+As at the 7pm showings on Fri., Dec. 21 and Sat., Dec. 22.
Included on Cahiers du Cinema and Time Out New York's Top 10 Films of 2012, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON chronicles an emotionally and sexually charged journey of two men in New York City through love, friendship, and addiction.
For his lead performance, Thure Lindhardt received a nomination for "Best Breakthrough Actor" at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and is distributed by Music Box Films.
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. 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.
CINEMA VILLAGE is located at 22 East 12th St, NY, NY, 10003; "N/R", "4/5/6", or "L" trains to Union Square.
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