Keep the Lights on

Keep the Lights on

DVD - 2013
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Chronicles the journey of two men in New York City as they experience love, friendship, and addiction.
Publisher: [Chicago, IL] : Music Box Films, [2013]
Branch Call Number: MOVIE KEE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Chronicles the on-off romance of two gay men in New York. The relationship is fiery and passionate but yet deeply fractured, as each battle their own compulsions and addictions. A sensitive drama with a tone of sadness.


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richibi
Nov 13, 2017

a cross between "Ordinary People" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" for, respectively, their realism and symbolism, consequently extraordinary, but with an ending out of "Far from Heaven", who can beat that - Thure Lindhart, the Richard Burton part, is not only beautiful, but inspired, a poet, not to mention Ira Sachs, the writer and director of this indisputable masterpiece - wow, watch it - but only if you're sexually optionally friendly, flesh and suggestions of genitalia apply

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Kez8_1
Jun 02, 2015

A documentary filmmaker trying to find a meaningful connection meets a closeted lawyer and begin what turns into a tempestuous relationship.
Throughout a long-term relationship, they both struggle with staying in love, personal connection and addiction.
Another great indie find!

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petehoover98118
Jan 26, 2014

Most of us who have had to put up with crackheads don't usually get to have a nine-year relationship with them. Normally they flame out fairly quickly, yet it seems there must be exceptions. In spite of the frustration of dealing with a crackhead, it was good to see a movie where the couple was together longer than half of all US married couples are.
The Special Features section includes the documentary about a very early gay filmmaker and that documentary might be even better than the film itself. It has the ring of truth to it. Come to think of it, the movie itself is about the director of the documentary so the movie itself might be biographical.

jmmason Mar 13, 2013

A New York film maker's version of the nine-year relationship he shared with a junkie companion. Why did he put up with this jerk? What did he get out of such a stupid arrangement? Why did he stay? This is not a typical love story between two men; it's co-dependence run amok. A lavender "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (or is that redundant?). The fellows are good actors and easy on the eyes, the script is mature and well-directed by its author, Ira Sachs. To get a viewpoint from the junkie, read Bill Clegg's "Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man."

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