LOVE IS STRANGE
Starring: Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, Darren Burrows, Marisa Tomei, Manny Perez, and Cheyenne Jackson
Directed By: Ira Sachs
Written By: Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias
Screenplay By: Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
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.