Love is Strange
Milliken at the Dennos MuseumWed, Jul 30, 2014 9:00 AM
Sponsored by: Jere & Gail Brown
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City Opera HouseSat, Aug 2, 2014 6:15 PM
Sponsored by: Lisa & Pete Erickson
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Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:93 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:France
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Marisa Tomei
John Lithgow
Alfred Molina
Cheyenne Jackson
Darren E. Burrows
Charlie Tahan
Director:Ira Sachs
Produced by:Lucas Joaquin
Ira Sachs
Jayne Baron Sherman
Jay Van Hoy
Screenwriter:Ira Sachs
Mauricio Zacharias
Cinematography:Christos Voudouris
Editing By:Affonso Gonçalves
Michael Taylor
Ben and George (played brilliantly by Alfred Molina and John Lithgow) have lived in love together for 39 years before they are finally allowed to be married in 2011, when New York finally blesses same-sex marriages. But good news proves short lived when the Catholic school where George works as a music teacher conveniently “discovers” that (gasp!) he has a same sex partner (something they’ve known for years and years). George is fired, and the reduced income brings many changes. Forced to give up their Chelsea apartment, and unable to find a new place, George camps out on the couch of the two gay cops next door, while Ben moves into his nephew’s teenaged son’s bottom bunk in Brooklyn. Marisa Tomei and Darren Burrows co-star in Ira Sachs’ funny, tender, sensitive study of partnerships, modern love, and the damage caused by homophobia.