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KEEP THE LIGHTS ON: Now On DVD/VOD/Digital Download by


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


Google Play


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4 Independent Spirit Award Nominations! by


Keep the Lights On has received four Independent Spirit Awards nominations: Best Feature, Best Director (Ira Sachs), Best Actor (Thure Lindhardt), and Best Original Screenplay (Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias). The ceremony, held in Santa Monica, is the largest for US independent film. The awards will be broadcast live on IFC on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

In other news, KTLO is available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray. The DVD will be released on January 22. Special features include 4 deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes documentary, cast audition videos, and a commentary with Ira.

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KEEP THE LIGHTS ON Opens Today in NY/LA! by


Dear Friends,

We’ve come a long way. This Friday, September 7, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON opens theatrically in New York and Los Angeles. Opening weekend attendance is crucial to a film’s success, and plays a huge factor in determining how long it will play, and whether it will travel to theaters outside of major cities. I hope you’ll heed the Village Voice’s advice this weekend, and see the “frontrunner for the best American film this year.”

In New York, the film opens at the Angelika Film Center, the Chelsea Clearview, and the Elinor Bunin Film Center (Film Society of Lincoln Center). In Los Angeles, the film will play at the newly re-opened Sundance Sunset Cinemas.

In NYC, I will be attending Q&A’s throughout the weekend. It would be great to see you there (though we hope you’ll go anytime over the weekend!). The Q&A screenings are:

Friday, Sept. 7, 6:30pm - Elinor Bunin Film Center (FSLC)
Friday, Sept. 7, 8:10pm - Angelika Film Center
Saturday, Sept. 8, 3:15pm - Angelika Film Center
Saturday, Sept. 8, 6:30pm - Walter Reade Theater  (FSLC)
Saturday, Sept. 8, 8:20pm - Angelika Film Center
Sunday, Sept. 9, 12:00pm – Chelsea Clearview Cinemas
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2:00pm – Chelsea Clearview Cinemas
Sunday, Sept. 9, 7:00pm – Chelsea Clearview Cinemas
Sunday, Sept. 9, 8:10pm – Angelika Film Center

To see when the film is opening near you, click here. Please spread the word of the film’s opening, and share our trailer and facebook page with friends, family, and lovers.

Thank you for your continued support. I hope to see you at the movies this weekend!

Warm Regards,

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The Reviews Are In! by

What a week! With all the madness at Sundance, we hardly got a chance to update and let you know how things were going with our screenings. Well, now we have a little breathing room before Berlin and can change all that. The long and the short of it is – Keep The Lights On definitely made it’s mark at the Sundance Film Festival. We were one of the most buzzed about films at the festival, and also one of the best reviewed. Salon.com‘s Andrew O’Hehir described the film as “an instant landmark in gay cinema, and easily the finest dramatic film I saw at Sundance this year”, while LA Weekly‘s Karina Longworth called it “a richly textured, sad and beautiful autobiographical love story.” David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter said of the film, “Breaking new ground in contemporary American gay cinema, Ira Sachs’ deeply personal drama Keep the Lights On examines a volatile 10-year relationship between two divergently addictive personalities, observed in a style that is loose and impressionistic while at the same time microscopic in its intimate detail.”

Other reviews compared Sachs’ work favorably to films like Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes From a Marriage and Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, last year’s groundbreaking gay English romance film. The lead performances of KTLO actors Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, and Julianne Nicholson were also praised by critics across the board. Around the festival, word of mouth built steadily over the week, with straight audiences and gay alike finding common spaces to appreciate the film’s unique take on a fractured relationship story. For a full rundown of all the reviews and press mentions KTLO accumulated over the week, click below. We’ll be updating the list as more reviews roll in. Next stop – Berlin! More…