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Plot, Details & Awards

Keep the Lights On

(2011)
Not Rated In Theaters 09/7/2012 , 101min.
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Plot & Details

'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 (acclaimed Danish actor Thure Lindhardt in his first leading role in a U.S. film) 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.

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Thure Lindhardt Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Ira Sachs Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Ira Sachs Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Tribeca Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Tribeca Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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