Love Is Strange
Screened to critical acclaim at Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca, the poignant sixth feature by celebrated writer-director Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On, Married Life) is a captivating modern-day love story about a couple whose decades-long relationship is upset by a drastic and unexpected change in their lives.
Painter Ben (John Lithgow, Dreamgirls, Kinsey) and Catholic school choir director George (Alfred Molina, The Tempest, An Education) have been partners for nearly four decades. On the heels of the new US same-sex marriage laws, the couple finally takes their vows in front of their closest friends and family. However, when news of their nuptials reaches the school administrators, George is let go from the teaching post he’s held for years. Without George’s steady income to help them cope with the high cost of living in Manhattan, the pair has to uproot their lives and impose themselves on the busy households of their loved ones.