Keep the Lights On

User rating: 4

Release Date: October 12, 2012 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: January 22, 2013

1h 41m | Drama

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) 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
Studio: Music Box Films
Producer(s): Ira Sachs, Lucas Joaquin, Marie Therese Guirgis
Cast: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souléymane Sy Savané, Paprika Steen
Writer(s): Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias
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