First show: January 16
Co-Presented by FRAMELINE !!
Skype Interview with the Director Desiree Akhavan
Tuesday, Jan. 20th!! After the 7:00 show.
Written, directed and starring Desiree Akhavan APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR is Akhavan’s debut feature and it premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2014.
“Akhavan is very much her own artist – with a polyglot urban voice that comes off like an unholy cross between Fran Lebowitz, Junot Diaz, Tina Fey and Hanif Kureishi”. –Rolling Stone
“For all its disorganization and lack of an ending or even a sense of direction, “Appropriate Behavior” is alive. The screenplay is packed with smart remarks, clever and unpredictable turns of phrase that knock you off balance”. – New York Times
For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn’t easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn’t know she’s bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine, can’t understand why she doesn’t tell them. Even the six-year-old boys in her moviemaking class are too ADD to focus on her for more than a second. Following
a family announcement of her brother’s betrothal to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Shirin embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of pansexual escapades, while trying to decipher what went wrong with Maxine. (K.Y.)
Directed by DESIREE AKHAVAN, 90min., 2015, U.K.
“CRITICS PICK! DIRTY, HILARIOUS & MOVING” – VILLAGE VOICE
“SO POPULAR WITH JANET MOCK“ MSNBC.COM
Desiree Akhavan Interview with Janet Mock, January 9th, 2015
“WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD” INDIEWIRE
Film Preview by Inkoo Kang, – January 5, 2015
“25 Hottest Sex Symbols of 2014” ROLLING STONE
By James Montgomery, January 5th, 2014
APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR: Upcoming Showtimes