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Two of Outfest's centerpiece films address the loss of a lover. However, they feature disparate circumstances, and the films approach this theme in very different ways. "Appropriate Beahavior" In director Desiree Akhavan's "Appropriate Behavior," Outfest's U.S. dramatic centerpiece, Shirin (played by Akhavan) haplessly tries to negotiate Brooklyn's dating scene after breaking up with her girlfriend. Unfortunately, Shirin's life is messy: She hasn't told her Iranian parents that she's bisexual, her career is at a standstill, and she has no idea what she wants from life. With its realistic characters, its frank exploration of...