Films / Programs

Centerpiece

Centerpiece films – one narrative and one documentary – anchor the middle of the Festival. Narrative Centerpiece, Keep the Lights On, Ira Sachs’s ambitious and intense depiction of the fraught relationship between a literary lawyer with substance abuse issues and a documentary filmmaker is one of the most honest and moving films in years. Through a semi-autobiographical prism, the film refracts powerfully to convey a larger and revelatory lesson about the secrets people keep. Centerpiece documentary Call Me Kuchu, tells the story of the first openly gay man in Uganda, activist David Kato, who boldly fights homophobia and a new bill that would make homosexuality punishable by death. It’s a remarkable portrait of courage, and the inspiring final testimony of a true David fighting a vociferous Goliath.

Call Me Kuchu

USA, 2012, 87M

The first openly gay man In Uganda, activist David Kato boldly fights homophobia and a new bill that would make homosexuality punishable by death. It’s a remarkable portrait of courage, and the inspiring final testimony of a true David fighting a vociferous Goliath.

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Keep the Lights On

USA, 2012, 101M

Ira Sachs’s ambitious and intense depiction of the fraught relationship between a literary lawyer with substance abuse issues and a documentary filmmaker is one of the most honest and moving films in years. Through an autobiographical prism, the film refracts powerfully to convey a larger and revelatory lesson about the secrets people keep.

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