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Picture - Zachary Booth, Henny Russell and... New York NY United States, Friday 18th October 2013

Zachary Booth, Henny Russell and Michael Cumpsty - Opening night of The Winslow Boy, at the American Airlines Theatre-party arrivals. - New York, NY, United States - Friday 18th October 2013

Picture - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Spencer Davis... New York NY United States, Friday 18th October 2013

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Spencer Davis Milford, Roger Rees, Alessandro Nivola, Charlotte Parry, Zachary Booth, Henny Russell and Stephen Pilkington - Opening night of The Winslow Boy, at the American Airlines Theatre-curtain call. - New York, NY, United States - Friday 18th October 2013

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Spencer Davis Milford and Roger Rees
Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Spencer Davis Milford
Meredith Forlenza, Chandler Williams, Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Spencer Davis Milford
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Cumpsty, Chandler Williams, Spencer Davis Milford, Roger Rees and Alessandro Nivola
Michael Cumpsty and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Keep the Lights On Review


Excellent

Director-cowriter Sachs takes an unusually intimate look at a 10-year relationship in this beautifully shot and performed New York drama. The film has been compared to 2011's British break-out hit Weekend, but only partly because it centres on a gay couple. What makes both films notable is the way they tackle serious issues in the context of a relationship, keeping the focus tightly on complex characters who behave like real people we can identify with.

The story starts in 1998 New York, as aspiring Danish documentary filmmaker Erik (Lindhardt) fails to overcome his loneliness by using chat-lines to meet random strangers for sex. Then he meets the lawyer Paul (Booth), and their encounter evolves into a relationship. Over the next decade, Paul is frustrated by Erik's casual approach to his slow-developing career, while Erik becomes increasingly worried about Paul's casual drug use. As this boils over into full-on addiction, Erik turns to his sister (Steen) and his close friend Claire (Nicholson) for help with an intervention. But are drugs the real problem? And even if Paul goes through rehab, can their relationship survive?

Intriguingly, Sachs never lets this turn into a drug-addiction drama, carefully exploring much deeper issues without ever being preachy about it. Everything is presented as matter-of-fact, just part of life, and even the addiction problem is only an obstacle for Erik and Paul to deal with in their life together. Both Lindhardt and Booth bring a stunning transparency to their roles, keeping the characters likeable even when they do awful things to each other. Since we see everything through Erik's eyes, Lindhardt's role is much beefier, and it's also infused with his European sense of humour.

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The Beaver Trailer


It wasn't so long ago when Walter Black lived a happy life, the CEO of a toy company and married with two sons, Walter had it all. Those days now seem so far away, through no real fault, Walter's marriage is breaking down and communication with his sons, who he once knew so well, is at an all time low.

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Picture - Zachary Booth New York City, USA, Tuesday 12th April 2011

Zachary Booth Tuesday 12th April 2011 Opening night after party for the Off-Broadway production of 'Go Back To Where You Are' held at the West Bank Cafe New York City, USA

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Picture - Zachary Booth and Glenn Close New York City, USA, Tuesday 19th January 2010

Zachary Booth - Zachary Booth and Glenn Close New York City, USA - Season 3 premiere of 'Damages' at the AXA Equitable Center Tuesday 19th January 2010

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