LOVE IS STRANGE is a drama film directed by Ira Sachs which reunites him with screenwriter Mauricio Zacharias, co-scripter of Sachs’s critically acclaimed gay indie Keep the Lights On.
Premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, LOVE IS STRANGE stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as Ben and George, a same-sex couple who get married but then are forced to live apart after George loses his job as a school choir director. Darren Burrows, Marisa Tomei, Manny Perez, and Cheyenne Jackson also star in the film.
After 39 years together, Ben (Lithgow) and George (Molina) take advantage of the new marriage laws and tie the knot in a City Hall wedding in lower Manhattan. On the return from their honeymoon, however, and on account of their vows, George gets fired from his longtime job as a choir director for a co-ed Catholic school. Suddenly, with no real savings to count on, the couple finds that they can’t afford the rent on their small Chelsea apartment. As a short-term solution, George moves in with the gay cops next door, and Ben moves in with his nephew Elliot, a television director, and his wife Kate, a novelist, in the Park Slope apartment they share with their teenage son. As the two men face the bureaucracy and discomfort of getting a new apartment -- and the challenges of living apart after decades spending every night together -- their presence in the two households ultimately has subtle and unforeseen effect on the lives and relationships of all involved.
- via Yahoo