Ira Sachs' Keep The Lights On is the story of Erik (Thure Lindhardt) and Paul (Zachary Booth), and their decade long relationship whilst living and hurting together in New York City. At the core, this film demonstrates and explores the ways in which the couple live together and apart and how sex and drugs are used to devastate their relationship. Erik is a filmmaker who is intends to make a documentary about Avery Willard; an artist and gay pornographer whilst Paul is a respectable lawyer, who remains (for the first act) in the closet.
For the third week, we have decided to give you the cult classic, Eyes Wide Open, which follows Aaron, a married butcher working in Jerusalem's Orthodox community, who is respected by friends and family – a pillar in the community. However, when he hires handsome runaway student Ezri to assist with his business, sexual tensions bristle, and the pair cautiously embark on a love affair that must be kept hidden at all costs.
Last night was the opening of the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on the Southbank and I was lucky enough to attend the Gala Opening Screening of Gregg Araki's ('Totally Fucked Up', 'Nowhere', 'Mysterious Skin') new end of the world comedy drama, 'Kaboom' starring Thomas Dekker, Hayley Bennett, Juno Temple and James Duval.