First Trailer for LOVE IS STRANGE with John Lithgow & Alfred Molina


Ira Sachs‘ follow-up to Keep the Lights On, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina is a modern day romance of a gay couple together for 39 years, suffused with gentle humor.

The full theatrical trailer for a darling of this year’s Sundance Film Festival has been released and from the looks of the trailer this subtle, yet profound, drama could become the breakout indie hit of the summer.

At least it’s amazing seeing Lithgow at that age doing this, but he totally can play any role (e.g. Rise of The Planet of The Apes).

The robust supporting cast includes Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson, and young Charlie Tahan, along with Christian Coulson, Darren E. Burrows and Harriet Sansom Harris.

Sony Classics will release Love is Strange  in New York and Los Angeles on August 22.

Watch the trailer below.

After 39 years together, Ben and George take advantage of the new marriage laws and tie the knot in a City Hall wedding in lower Manhattan. On the return from their honeymoon, however, and on account of their vows, George gets fired from his longtime job as a choir director for a co-ed Catholic school. Suddenly, with no real savings to count on, the couple finds that they can’t afford the rent on their small Chelsea apartment.

As a short-term solution, George moves in with the gay cops next door, and Ben moves in with his nephew Elliot, a television director, and his wife Kate, a novelist, in the Park Slope apartment they share with their teenage son. As the two men face the bureaucracy and discomfort of getting a new apartment — and the challenges of living apart after decades spending every night together — their presence in the two households ultimately has subtle and unforeseen effect on the lives and relationships of all involved.