Keep the Lights On

New York-based / -influenced Ira Sachs is a director and co-curator for IFC‘s Queer/Art/Film series. His latest film Keep the Lights On is a semi-autobiographical piece that explores a couple’s longstanding relationship, and the invisible seams that pull and push in the process.Starring the talents of Thure Lindhardt and Zachary Booth. Check out the official synopsis as follows:

“It’s 1997 and New York City is in a state of intense flux when documentary filmmaker Erik Rothman (Thure Lindhardt) first meets Paul Lucy (Zachary Booth), 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. As the two men start building a home and life together, each continues to privately battle their own compulsions and addictions. A film about sex, friendship, intimacy and most of all, love, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON takes an honest look at the nature of relationships in our times.”

Watch the bundle of vids down below for the official teaser and other insights into Ira Sachs!

Teaser trailer.

Ira Sachs gives a short introduction to Keep the Lights On.

Ira Sachs interview: Autobiography.

Ira Sachs interview: Personal Influence.

Ira Sachs interview: Queer Film.

Keep the Lights On, 2012