Music Box Films Acquires North American Rights to ‘Keep the Lights On’

The drama explores the relationship between a gay documentary filmmaker and a closeted lawyer

Music Box Films acquires North American rights to Keep the Lights On

Music Box Films has acquired all North American rights to the drama "Keep the Lights On."

Co-written and directed by Ira Sachs ("Forty Shades of Blue"), the film centers on a long-term relationship between a gay documentary filmmaker and a closeted lawyer (portrayed by Thure Lindhardt and Zachary Booth).

It premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Teddy Award, the prize for the best film with an LGBT theme. "Keep the Lights On" will screen at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival next month.

The film was produced by Sachs, Marie Therese Guirgis and Lucas Joaquin. Mauricio Zacharias co-wrote the screenplay. 

The deal for the film was negotiated by Guirgis and Kevin Iwashina (Preferred Content), with William Schopf, president of Music Box Films.