Thursday, April 9

Special Events ArchiveBoston LGBT Film Festival 2015

Appropriate Behaviour

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(logo) Boston LGBT Film Festival(2015) Desiree Akhavan [86 min; in English and Persian with English subtitles; UK]
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. 

“Appropriate Behavior isn’t a narrative about ethnicity or even LGBT struggles in the traditional sense, but rather a means of exploring the problems that result from reinforcing those very barriers. In the process, it introduces a thoroughly modern voice.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“Unabashedly truthful and restlessly intelligent, Akhavan’s remarkable, near-perfect debut has wit and charisma to spare. Miss it at your own risk.” – Inkoo Kang, TheWrap

★★★★☆ “A riotous series of mishaps from start to finish.” – Patrick Gamble, CineVue


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  • Thursday 4/9 at 8:00 PM

Brattle passes not accepted for festival screenings.