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Sachs’ latest production, “Love is Strange,” stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a couple forced to live apart after 38 years together. Co-starring Marisa Tomei and Cheyenne Jackson as their extended family, the film will be released by Sony Pictures Classics on August 22. In our review, Eric Kohn called it “Sachs’s best work,” writing that it is “a sophisticated take on contemporary urbanity infused with romantic ideals and the tragedy of their dissolution.”
Sachs’s previous work includes the landmark queer film “The Delta,” “Forty Shades of Blue” (for which he won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize), “Married Life” (starring Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, and Rachel McAdams), and “Keep the Lights On,” which was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature and Best Director.
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