Dear Members of the Press,
Music Box Films is pleased to announce that three of its films have been selected for the Chicago International Film Festival: KEEP THE LIGHTS ON directed by Ira Sachs, ANY DAY NOW directed by Travis Fine and STARLET directed by Sean Baker.
The directors of two of these films, Ira Sachs and Travis Fine, will be attending the Festival, and will be available for in-person interviews. Please find more information below.
All films are available for preview on screeners and online streaming.
For more information, and to schedule an interview, please contact:
Music Box Films
KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
Directed by Ira Sachs
Starring Thure Lindhardt and Zachary Booth
Opens theatrically in Chicago on October 26
Directed Ira Sachs will be in Chicago and available for interviews October 12 and 13
Keep the Lights On chronicles an emotionally and sexually charged journey of two men in New York City through love, friendship, and addiction. Documentary filmmaker Erik (Thure Lindhardt) and closeted lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth, Damages) meet through a casual encounter, but soon find a deeper connection and become a couple. Harrowing and romantic, visceral and layered, Keep the Lights On is a film that looks at love and all of its manifestations, taking it to dark depths and bringing it back to a place of grace. http://www.musicboxfilms.com/keepthelightson
Friday October 12, 8:30 PM (EFKEE1)
Saturday, October 13, 2:00 PM (EFKEE2)
ANY DAY NOW
Directed by Travis Fine
Starring Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt
Opens theatrically nationwide on December 14
Director Travis Fine will be in Chicago and available for interviews October 16-18. Alan Cumming will be available for select phone interviews.
Inspired by a true story, ANY DAY NOW tells of a gay couple in the 1970s that takes in an abandoned mentally handicapped teenager and becomes the family he’s never had. When their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by the authorities, Rudy (Alan Cumming) and Paul (Garret Dillahunt) must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own. While touching on legal and social issues that are more relevant now than ever, ANY DAY NOW also addresses universal themes of love and acceptance.
Monday, October 15, 6:15PM (EFANY1)
Wednesday, October 17, 9:15 PM (EFANY2)
Thursday, October 18, 3:15 PM (EFANY3)
Directed by Sean Baker
Starring Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson
Opens Theatrically in Chicago December 7
Sean Baker will not be in Chicago during the festival, but will be available for phoners
Starlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson) after their worlds collide in California’s San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates and taking care of her chihuahua Starlet, while Sadie passes her days alone, tending to her garden. After a confrontation at a yard sale, Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from Sadie’s past. Her curiosity piqued, she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems.
Saturday, October 13, 4:15 (EFSCA1)
Saturday, October 20, 9:30 (EFSCA2)