Keep the Lights On is an American drama film, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and is slated for general release later in 2012.
Written and directed by Ira Sachs, the film stars Thure Lindhardt as Erik, a Danish filmmaker living in New York City to work on a documentary film about artist Avery Willard; while there, he enters into a loving but complicated long-term relationship with Paul (Zachary Booth), a lawyer in the publishing industry who struggles with drug and sexual addiction. The film's cast also includes David Anzuelo, Maria Dizzia, Julianne Nicholson, Souléymane Sy Savané and Paprika Steen.
The film is based on Sachs' own past relationship with Bill Clegg, a literary agent who published his own memoir about his struggles with addiction, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man, in 2010.
The film won the 2012 Teddy Award for best feature.