Love is Strange

Date: 21/04/2015 Times: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan.  But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home.  While George moves in with two cops who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife, and their temperamental teenage son, with whom Ben shares a bedroom.  While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.

It seems to have charmed all the critics, who have described it as heart-warming, heart-breaking and life-affirming and emphasised the subtle way in which it goes about telling its story of love.  One critic called it ‘a gay Tokyo Story’.  Praise indeed.

The film won the Women Film Critics’ Circle Award in 2014 for the Best Male Images in a Movie.

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Love is Strange

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Cert: 15

Duration: 94 mins

Dir: Ira Sachs

'A subtle and understated film'

Venue: William Loveless Hall