Independent distributors Music Box Films have revealed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray director Ira Sachs's Keep the Lights On (2012), starring Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth and Julianne Nicholson. The release will be available for purchase on January 22.
Earlier this year, Keep the Lights On won the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Keep the Lights On chronicles an emotionally and sexually charged journey of two men in New York City through love, friendship, and addiction. Documentary filmmaker Erik (Lindhardt) and closeted lawyer Paul (Booth) meet through a casual encounter, but soon 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 while being true to himself. Director Ira Sachs's fearlessly personal screenplay is anchored by 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.