"Keep the Lights On"
*** (three stars)
Raw in its emotional impact and sexuality, writer-director Ira Sachs' romantic drama "Keep the Lights On" follows the long arc of two gay men – Erik (Thure Lindhardt), a Danish documentary filmmaker in New York, and Paul (Zachary Booth), a lawyer for a publishing house – through a decade-long relationship. That relationship is marked with love, betrayal, and the damage done by Paul's addiction to crack. Sachs (whose Sundance resume includes "The Delta" in 1997 and the Grand Jury Prize winner "40 Shades of Blue" in 2002) captures Erik's yearning for Paul and Paul's addiction-induced indifference with equal force. The actors fearlessly bare both bodies and hearts in this powerful and honest drama.
-- Sean P. Means
"Keep the Lights On" screens again:
|1.||Martin MacNeill gets up to life in prison for wife’s murder|
|2.||Utah rally: Same-sex marriage would hurt children|
|3.||In ninja gear and claiming to be polygamists, women invade Utah home|
|4.||Utah teacher to stand trial on charges of sex with second boy|
|5.||Fall TV preview: The best and worst of fall TV|
|6.||Lawyer to ask feds to probe Utah police shooting of Darrien Hunt|
|7.||Utah same-sex marriage supporters decry use of child photos|
|8.||Movie review: ‘Maze Runner’ sends viewers going in circles|
|9.||BYU football: Virginia suddenly looms large for Cougars|
|10.||Darrien Hunt : A life cut short mourned by family, friends|