September 7, 2012
Studio: Music Box Films
Director: Ira Sachs
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias
Starring: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Syvane, Paprika Steen
Telling a story that spans a decade, "Keep the Lights On" begins in 1997, when documentary filmmaker Erik Rothman (Thure Lindhardt) first meets Paul Lucy (Zachary Booth), a closeted and handsome lawyer in the publishing field. What begins as a highly charged first encounter, however, soon becomes something much more, and a relationship develops. Though the two men quickly move in and start building a home together, each continues to privately battle their own compulsions and addictions. A film about sex, friendship, intimacy, and most of all, love, "Keep the Lights On" is a film that looks honestly - with the lights on -- at the nature of relationships in our times.