Love Is Strange
First screened in August 2014 / Most recently screened in September 2014
Director: Ira Sachs. Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Charlie Tahan, Marisa Tomei, Darren Burrows, Eric Tabach, Christina Kirk, Cheyenne Jackson, Manny Perez, John Cullum, Christian Coulson, Harriet Sansom Harris, Olya Zueva, Tatyana Zbirovskaya, Tank Burt, Maryann Urbano, Dovie Currin, Adriane Lenox. Screenplay: Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacarias.

Twitter Capsule: Sachs' odd rhythms, sophisticated sympathies as savory as ever. Some subplots, characters get weirdly short shrift.

Second Capsule: Even more moving and precisely etched second time through. Meticulous details in performances, editing, costumes.

VOR:   Rich character drama nimbly informed by politics. Homage to earlier films that doesn't just repeat them. Formidable acting showcase. Impressive in all technical respects.

Photo © 2014 Sony Pictures Classics/Parts and Labor

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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