Keep the Lights On has received a lot of great end-of-year news, being named on many Top 10 lists, as well as receiving the Dorian Award for Best LGBT Film of the Year, and a GLAAD Media Award nomination for “Best Film in Limited Release”
Nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Film and Best Actor (Thure Lindhardt), Keep the Lights On is now available for home viewing on DVD, BluRay, and on VOD/Digital Download. Included on the DVD are never-before-seen deleted scenes, the original audition videos from Thure Lindhardt and Zachary Booth, as well as In Search of Avery Willard, the film-within-the film which has found success on the festival circuit in its own right.
Here’s where you can find Keep the Lights On to view in the comfort of your own home:
Amazon – DVD, BluRay, Amazon Instant Video
Netflix – DVD, BluRay
iTunes – Digital Rental / Purchase
InDemand – Check you local cable provider
When filmmaker Avery Willard didn’t use the penname Bruce King, he developed his films under the title of Ava-Graph Films. These pieces weren’t for commercial use, they were the kind of art he would create in his apartment specifically targeted for a small audience, then tucked away in a box until now. This coming weekend, In Search of Avery Willard will screen with a rare full program of Willard films, Unveiling Avery Willard, at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, January 26th and 27th. More…
Hailing from a new wave of optimistic queer filmmakers, Mikael Buch gives us an outrageously hilarious gay comedy with Let My People Go! The tale of a young man who, after being given a bag filled with thousands of euros, is kicked out of his house by his sexy Finnish boyfriend and forced to move back in with his eccentric Jewish family in Paris.
Melting together an American sense of comedic timing and a European style of surrealistic family comedy, Buch successfully brings forth a slew of stereotypes (Gay, Jewish, Finnish, French, Etc…) while breaking international comedic boundaries. A film that is sure to leave you with a smile on your face and a possible guilt for avoiding those calls from Mom.
I spoke with Mikael on the film and his views on some of the issues that are facing Queer Europeans today.