Friday, January 16, 2015

Capitol Theatre to host Q&A with Appropriate Behavior Director/Star Desiree Akhavan

[Press release from Cleveland Cinemas.]
 
Movie lovers are invited to the Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th St., Cleveland) for a special Q&A with filmmaker Desiree Akhavan following the 7:20 PM showing of her new critically-acclaimed comedy APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR on January 19th. The Q&A will be conducted via Skype and projected on the big screen allowing the entire audience to participate.
 
APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR is the feature directorial debut for Akhavan who also wrote and stars in the film. She has been nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR.
 
APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR is the story of Shirin (Akhavan) who finds that 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. 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.
 
Tickets to the Q&A screening of APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR are $6 due to Cleveland Cinemas Bargain Monday policy. Tickets to other screenings are $9.00 for adults after 6:00 PM, 6:50 for adults before 6:00 PM, $6.00 for seniors 60 and over and children 12 and under. APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR screens daily starting January 16th at the Capitol Theatre. Show times can be found at clevelandcinemas.com. (Please note that only the 7:20 PM showing on January 19th will feature the Q&A with Desiree Akavan.)
 
For more information and tickets visit: www.clevelandcinemas.com
 
About Desiree Akhavan (Director / Writer / Star)
Born and raised in upstate New York to Iranian immigrant parents who left the country following the Iranian Revolution, Akhavan studied film and theatre at Smith College and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and spent a year studying abroad at Queen Mary, University of London. Prior to making Appropriate Behavior, Akhavan wrote and directed the short film Nose Job, and wrote, directed and acted in the lesbian-themed web series.

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