Director Ira Sachs in Person!
Co-Presented by Boston LGBT Film Festival
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Tickets $10, $8 Brattle and Chlotrudis Members.
Dir. Ira Sachs, w/Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth [101 min]
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.
“One of the most insightful, lacerating, personal and painful examinations of a lost love affair I have ever seen on screen.” – Dennis Dermody, PAPER
- Visit the official site of the Boston LGBT Film Festival at bostonLGBTfilmfest.org.
Tickets for all CineCache screenings (unless otherwise noted) are $10 for general public/$8 for Brattle and Chlotrudis members. A subscription for the entire program – 7 screenings in all – is $50 for general public / $40 for Brattle and Chlotrudis members.
Additional dates in the series (with titles to be announced) are: October 15, October 29, November 12, November 26, and December 10.