KEEP THE LIGHTS ON chronicles an emotional and sexually charged journey of love, friendship, and addiction. In New York City in 1998, documentary filmmaker Erik (Thure Lindhardt) and closeted lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth) meet through a casual encounter and soon find themselves embroiled in a deeper connection. Over a decade-long relationship defined by highs and lows, Erik struggles to negotiate his personal boundaries and dignity, while Paul battles the demons of drug dependence. Harrowing and romantic, visceral and profound, Ira Sachs’ fearlessly personal KEEP THE LIGHTS ON looks at love and all of its manifestations, from despair to grace.

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3.6 out of 5
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Critics Consensus: Keep the Lights On is a mysterious, sexy journey deep into the love affair of two men that always manages to stay true to life.

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