Music Box Films | Release Date: September 7, 2012
Summary: 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 and closeted lawyer Paul 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. (Music Box Films)
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Runtime: 101 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://keepthelightsonfilm.com/
Production: Tiny Dancer Films
Genres: Drama
Country: USA
Languages: English, Danish
Home Release Date: Jan 22, 2013
Director Credit
Ira Sachs Director
Writer Credit
Ira Sachs Writer
Mauricio Zacharias Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Julianne Nicholson Claire
Souleymane Sy Savane Alassane
Thure Lindhardt Erik Rothman
Zachary Booth Paul Lucy
Cast Credit
Aylam Orian Locksmith
Christopher Lenk Hustler
David Anzuelo Russ's Boyfriend
Ed Vassallo Tom
James Bidgood Himself
Jamie Petrone Katie's Cousin
Jodie Markell Jill
Justin Reinsilber Dan
Maria Dizzia Vivian
Marilyn Neimark Herself
Miguel del Toro Igor
Paprika Steen Karen
Roberta Kirshbaum Katie's Mom
Sarah Hess Katie
Sebastian La Cause Russ
Shane Stackpole Luca - Age 7
Stella Schnabel Esther
Todd Verow Himself
Producer Credit
Adam Hohenberg Executive Producer
Alex Scharfman Associate Producer
Ali Betil Executive Producer
Iddo Patt Associate Producer
Ira Sachs Producer
Jawal Nga Executive Producer
Jay Van Hoy Executive Producer
Lars Knudsen Executive Producer
Lucas Joaquin Producer
Marie Therese Guirgis Producer
Marie-Therese Guirgis Producer
Tory Lenosky Line Producer