Lithgow and Molina play a gay New York couple who finally decide to tie the knot after 38 years. The film is directed by Ira Sachs, who received a best feature Independent Spirit Awards nomination earlier this year for 2012′s "Keep the Lights On."
Sachs said the story was inspired by current events and the legalization of gay marriage in New York in 2011. The film was independently financed, because gay romances are still a genre that the major studios won't bankroll. (Hollywood wouldn't even touch "Beyond the Candelabra," which is why Steven Soderbergh took the Liberace biopic to HBO.)
"This is a sweet film, and I found two actors who, in a way, some of their best known-work has been playing gay men," Sachs said. "Really, what I got was two of the best actors of their generation who responded emotionally to the story that was told."
The pic, shot in the Manhattan and Brooklyn, will debut on the festival circuit next year. It also stars Marisa Tomei and Cheyenne Jackson.
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