Keep the lights on [electronic resource] / Parts and Labor, Post Factory Films, Tiny Dancer Films, Alarum Pictures, and Film 50 present ; produced by Marie Therese Guirgis, Lucas Joaquin, Ira Sachs ; written by Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias ; directed by Ira Sachs.

[Chicago, Illinois] : Music Box Films, 2012.
1 online resource (102 minutes)

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Academic Video Online.
Gay men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Addicts -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Feature films.
Romance films.
Fiction films.
In English.
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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, Damages) 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's fearlessly personal screenplay is anchored by Lindhardt, who embodies Erik's isolation and vulnerability with a gentle presence. Harrowing and romantic, visceral and layered, Keep the Lights On is a film that looks at love and all of its manifestations, taking it to dark depths and bringing it back to a place of grace.
Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souléymane Sy Savané, Paprika Steen, Justin Reinsilber, Ed Vassallo.
Title from resource description page (viewed September 13, 2017).
Won 2012 Berlin International Film Festival Teddy, Best Feature Film
Won 2012 Czech Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Main Jury Award for Best Feature Film
Won 2013 Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Dorian Award, LGBT Film of the Year
Won 2012 L.A. Outfest Grand Jury Award, Outstanding Screenwriting
Sachs, Ira, director, producer.
Joaquin, Lucas, 1981- producer.
Guirgis, Marie Therese, producer.
Alexander Street Press.
Parts and Labor (Firm), production company.
Post Factory Films (Firm), production company.
Tiny Dancer Films, production company.
Alarum Pictures, production company.
Film 50 (Firm), production company.
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