Sony Pictures Classics has acquired
Love Is Strange at the Sundance Film Festival.
According to Deadline.com,
Sony purchased all North American, German and Scandinavian rights to
Love is Strange after its world premiere Saturday at the Utah
In the film directed by Ira Sachs, Ben
(played by John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) marry in
Manhattan after 39 years together. The nuptials cause Ben to lose
his job as a longtime choir director for a co-ed Catholic school.
Friends and family come together to help the couple get back on their
The film's Sundance premiere has been
well received by critics and audiences alike.
“Love is Strange emerges as a
total triumph for Sachs and his co-leads, John Lithgow and Alfred
Molina, who, despite lengthy filmographies, turn in career-topping
Out reviewer Joshua Rothkopf said in awarding the film five
Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson, Darren
Burrows and Charlie Tahan also appear in the film.