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Title:
Love is strange
Author:
Sachs, Ira, film director, screenwriter, film producer.
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 95 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
After nearly four decades together, Ben and George finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job, the couple must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. George moves in with two cops who live down stairs while Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife, and their teenage son. While struggling with the pain of separation, they are challenged by the tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.

Special features: Commentary with John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, and Ira Sachs; What is Love: making of Love is Strange; LA Film Festival Q & A with John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Cheyenne Jackson, and Ira Sachs; Theatrical trailer; Previews.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for language.
UPC:
043396445574
Format :
DVD

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A committed gay couple find their fledgling marriage challenged by a series of unexpected developments in this compassionate drama from writer/director Ira Sachs (Married Life, Keep the Lights On). Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) have been together for nearly 40 years. When gay marriage becomes legal in New York, the happy couple decide that it's finally time to tie the knot, and declare their love for one another in front of family and friends. Although the ceremony is everything Ben and George ever could have hoped for, the happy couple's newlywed bliss is sadly short-lived when the diocese receives word of the wedding, and George is fired from his job as a music teacher at a local Catholic school. As a result, the pair are no longer able to afford the rent on the New York City apartment they've shared for two decades. In order to remain in the city while searching for a job, George moves in with his sympathetic neighbors, a pair of gay policemen (Manny Perez and Cheyenne Jackson). Meanwhile, Ben attempts to make the best of the situation by moving in with his nephew's family in Brooklyn. Now, as the big event that should have brought Ben and George closer together leads only to loneliness and frustration, everyone involved finds their once-comfortable lives in a hopeless state of flux. Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, and Charlie Tahan co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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