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This harrowing, passionate and fearlessly personal drama from writer-director Ira Sachs (Married Life) charts the relationship of two men — a documentary filmmaker and a closeted, emotionally troubled lawyer — through a decade of friendship, intimacy, and self-destructive addiction.
In 1988 Manhattan, documentary filmmaker Erik (Thure Lindhardt) and closeted lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth) meet through a casual sexual encounter, but soon develop a deeper connection and become live-in lovers. Over the course of a decade, the film charts the dramatic ups and downs of their relationship, as the closeted and emotionally unstable Paul binges on drugs and sex and Erik struggles to negotiate his boundaries while staying true to himself. Harrowing, romantic and deeply affecting, this fearlessly personal film from writer-director Ira Sachs (Forty Shades of Blue, Married Life) is "loose and impressionistic while at the same time microscopic in its intimate detail. . . . [Sachs'] unfettered ease [in] capturing male bodies and physical intimacy shows a freedom that is still rare in American movies" (The Hollywood Reporter).
Live Skype Q&A with director Ira Sachs on Friday October 12 at 6:15pm.