Keep the Lights On

USA, 2012, 101 min

Langauage: English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Ira Sachs

Keep the Lights On chronicles the emotionally and sexually charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they 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 and to be true to himself.

Awards:

2012 Best Feature, Teddy Award, Berlin International Film Festival

2012 Best Feature, Best Screenwiriting, OutFest