• Keep the Lights On (2012)

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Release Date: September 7th, 2012

DVD Release Date: January 22nd, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Substance abuse and emotional and physical distance threaten the relationship between a gay filmmaker (Thure Lindhardt) and his longtime lover (Zachary Booth).

Cast: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Paprika Steen, Souléymane Sy Savané, Maria Dizzia, Miguel del Toro, Sebastian La Cause

Director: Ira Sachs

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Music Box

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  • By dropping in on this couple from time to time for the kinds of moments one of them might remember, the film is more honest than its characters. show more

  • The film, though, is as sure-footed as their partnership is not - a nuanced portrait of emotional turmoil, persuasively acted, richly sensual one moment, wrenching the next, and unlike so many films centering on gay characters, not particularly concerned with things like coming out or HIV. show more

  • A stiff central performance diminishes its emotional impact, but the visually alluring film's sensuality and tenderness give it a lingering spell. show more

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