'Is It Just Me?,' 'Elena Undone': Outfest Movies

Is It Just Me? JC Calciano
Elena Undone, Nicole Conn
Paulista, Quanto Dura o Amor
JC Calciano's Is It Just Me? (top); Nicole Conn's Elena Undone (middle); Roberto Moreira's Paulista (bottom)

JC Calciano's Is It Just Me?, Anna Margarita Albelo's Hooters!, Roberto Moreira's Paulista, and Nicole Conn's Elena Undone are some of the films screening at Outfest 2010 on Friday, July 16.

Is It Just Me? is a West Hollywood-set romantic comedy that borrows plot elements from Cyrano de Bergerac: Blaine (Nicholas Downs) falls in love with Xander (David Loren) after chatting with him online. The glitch is that the profile picture Blaine saw was that of Xander's hunky roommate Cameron (Adam Huss).

Hooters! is a documentary about the making of Cheryl Dunye's The Owls, screened last weekend at Outfest.

In Paulista, an actress (Sílvia Lourenço), a lawyer (Maria Clara Spinelli), and an author (Fábio Herford) look for love in the streets of bustling São Paulo.

Elena Undone revolves around the difficult relationship between a pastor's wife (Necar Zadegan) and a lesbian writer (Traci Dinwiddie). According to filmmaker Nicole Conn, the three-minute-and-twenty-four-second kiss between Zadegan and Dinwiddie is the longest ever in a feature film.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the previous recordholder was a liplock between Jane Wyman and Regis Toomey in the 1941 comedy You're in the Army Now.

(Not that I want to be a smooch spoiler, but according to one website, Devika Rani and Himanshu Rai's kiss in the 1933 Hindi-language movie Karma lasted all of four minutes.)

Also on Friday, Kareem Mortimer's Children of God.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Outfest website.

Photos: Outfest

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