LOVE IS STRANGE

Synopsis

After 28 years together, Ben and George take advantage of the new marriage laws and tie the knot in a garden wedding in the East Village. Returning from their honeymoon, however, and on account of their publicized vows, George gets fired from his longtime job as a choir director for a co-ed Catholic school. Suddenly, with no real savings to count on, the couple finds that they can’t afford the mortgage on their small Chelsea apartment and they have to sell and move out. Only days after they have gathered to celebrate their nuptials, this tight-knit community of family and friends now has to come together again to figure out how to help Ben and George.

Year

2014

Duration

98 Mins

Genre

DramaQueer Cinema

Language

English

Country

United States of America

Director & Writer

Ira Sachs' most recent film, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards (2012), including Best Feature and Best Director. At the time it was called "a front runner for best American Film of the year" (Village Voice), as well as "exquisitely, even thrillingly authentic" (A.O. Scott, New York Times).

It premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Teddy Award at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival. Sachs' previous work includes MARRIED LIFE which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and the New York Film Festival 2007), THE DELTA (premiered Toronto 1995 and Sundance 1996), and the 2005 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning FORTY SHADES OF BLUE. He is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim fellowship for the development of LOVE IS STRANGE.

Producers

Lucas Joaquin
Lars Knudsen
Jay Van Hoy
Ira Sachs
Jayne Baron Sherman

Cast

John Lithgow
Alfred Molina
Marisa Tomei
Cheyenne Jackson
Manny Perez
Charlie Tahan
Darren Burrows

Additional Credits

Screenplay
Ira Sachs
Screenplay
Mauricio Zacharias
Cinematography
Christos Voudouris
Production Design
Amy Williams
Editor
Michael Taylor
Editor
Affonso Gonçalves
Costume Designer
Arjun Bhasin