Ira Sachs' (40 Shades of Blue) deeply personal, romantic drama chronicles the emotionally and sexually charged journey of two men in New York City in the late '90s through love, friendship and addiction. Documentary filmmaker Erik (Thur Lindhardt, Flame and Citron) and closeted lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth, "Damages") meet on a cruising chat line, but soon find a deeper connection and become a couple. Erik, in his 30's, has still not settled down. His sister (Paprika Steen) wants him to take a job at PBS, but instead he is working on a longtime project on queer film pioneer Avery Willard, which he hopes will someday win the Teddy Award for best gay film at the Berlin Film Festival (the very award that Keep the Lights On did win!). Paul is used to a more corporate lifestyle, but has a "secret" crack habit, which soon gets out of control and requires an intervention. The narrative checks in on Erik and Paul's relationship every few years over a decade, revealing in rich and telling detail the highs and lows, the sweetness, excitement, hurt and struggle of a memorable love story. Official Web Site

Director:

Ira Sachs

Cast:

Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souléymane Sy Savané, Paprika Steen, Miguel del Toro, Justin Reinsilber

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 46mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

USA