Director Ira Sachs' Keep The Lights
On has won the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding U.S. Dramatic
feature at Outfest, Los Angeles' annual gay and lesbian film
The film also won the grand jury's
screenwriting prize for best script, which Sachs penned with Mauricio
The film traces the relationship of two
men – documentary filmmaker Erik (played by Thure Lindhardt, Flame
and Citron) and closeted lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth, Damages)
– from a casual encounter in
1977 New York City through all its highs and lows over the the next
many years. Each is haunted by his own compulsions and addictions.
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Keep The Lights On
also won the Teddy Award at the 62nd
Berlin International Film Festival, also known as Berlinale. It
premiered at Sundance in Utah. The film will have its theatrical
release on September 7.
Pineda won the grand jury award for best actress for her role in
Mosquita Y Mari and
Alan Cumming won best actor for his portrayal as a gay man who takes
in a mentally handicapped young man in Any Day Now.
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