Now in Bay Area theatres: Frameline36 Centerpiece Narrative, Keep the Lights On, from Ira Sachs. More info »
Recipient of the esteemed Teddy Award for Best Queer Film at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival and Centerpiece Narrative at Frameline36, 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, Damages) meet through a casual encounter, but soon find a deeper connection and become a couple. Chronicling an almost decade-long relationship defined by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON is a film that looks at gay life and love in all of its manifestations, taking it to dark depths and bringing it back to a place of grace.
Now playing in San Francisco and Berkeley.
Every year a only small number of films about the LBGT experience make it into the theatrical marketplace.
Since its premiere in January at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a Teddy Award for Best Queer Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, and Centerpiece screenings this summer at the Toronto, San Francisco, and Los Angeles LGBT Film Festivals, Keep the Lights On has become the most acclaimed gay-themed film of the year.