KEEP THE LIGHTS ON is a drama film directed by Ira Sachs, and written by Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews, and won the 2012 Teddy Award for best feature. It is based on Sachs’ own past relationship with Bill Clegg, a literary agent who published his own memoir about his struggles with addiction, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man, in 2010.
The film stars Thure Lindhardt as Erik, a Danish filmmaker living in New York City to work on a documentary film about artist Avery Willard; while there, he enters into a loving but complicated long-term relationship with Paul (Zachary Booth), a lawyer in the publishing industry who struggles with drug and sexual addiction.
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