Love is Strange
Duration: 94 mins
Starring: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei
Director: Ira Sachs
After nearly four decades together, Ben and George finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. George is a Catholic school music teacher, and when word of the marriage reaches the archdiocese, he is fired. Without his salary, the couple can no longer afford their New York apartment and are forced to temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While George moves in with two cops who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife, and their temperamental teenage son, with whom Ben shares a bunk bed. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.