Join me Friday night at the Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami, for a screening of Keep the Lights On, a film by Ira Sachs.
The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. and I'll moderate a Q&A immediately after. Click here to buy tickets.
Miami Dade College's Tower Theater is a division of Miami International Film Festival.
From the Tower Theater website:
A male relationship depicted with rare honesty
TOWER THEATER EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT
MIAMI COMMERCIAL DEBUT
Directed by Ira Sachs
Starring Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Paprika Steen
USA | 2012 | 35 mm | 101 min | Drama, Gay & Lesbian | Not Rated
The film contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing. Viewer discretion advised.
FRIDAY’S SCREENING AT 6:30 P.M. WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A FILM DISCUSSION CONDUCTED BY MIAMI HERALD GAY ISSUES REPORTER STEVE ROTHAUS
It's 1997 and New York City is in a state of intense flux when filmmaker Erik Rothman (Thure Lindhardt from Flame and Citron) first meets Paul Lucy (Zachary Booth from Damages), a handsome but closeted lawyer in the publishing field. What begins as a highly charged first encounter soon becomes something much more, and a relationship quickly develops. Individually and together, they are risk takers—compulsive, and fueled by sex. In an almost a decade-long relationship defined by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries and dignity while being true to himself. Forty Shades of Blue director Ira Sachs ’s fearlessly personal screenplay is anchored by Danish actor Thure 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.
Screenplay by Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias
Cinematography by Thimios Bakatakis
Edited by Affonso Gonçalves
Music by Arthur Russell
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Teddy Award for Best Feature Film
2012 Sundance Film Festival: Official Selection
Outfest 2012: Outstanding Screenwriting, Outstanding U.S. Dramatic Feature Film
"Forget Brokeback Mountain; Keep the Lights On is most heartbreaking gay love story of our times." - Dan Heching, NEXT Magazine
“Not only does this film gloriously fulfill the potential that Ira Sachs has tantalized movie-lovers with for years, it also help explains what took him so long.” - Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
“A poignant case study in the changing contours of gay life..” - Sam Adams, The A.V. Club
“ The look, mood and rhythm of the film are exquisitely, even thrillingly authentic.” - A.O. Scott,
New York Times
“Sach’s stunner is a front-runner for best American film of the year.” - Eric Hynes, The Village Voice