Our Lips are Sealed
In the summer of 2010, two bold and courageous college students set out to break the record for the world's longest continuous kiss. Matty Daley and Bobby Canciello, two charismatic boy-next-door-types, drew Internet users, celebrities and news media from around the world to watch them vie for a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Political satirist Stephen Colbert even acknowledged them on his Comedy Central show stating that Matty and Bobby were, “destroying the traditional sanctity of ‘Straight World Records'.” Cheered (and jeered) by fellow students on their campus and numerous viewers online, Matty and Bobby's story has been a source of inspiration to many. This riveting and truly touching new documentary documents the event condensing the 32 hours 30 minutes and 45 seconds that Matty and Bobby spent together with locked lips into a concise 48 minutes. Entertaining, informative and completely engrossing, the film sheds light on all of the hard work, preparation and unfailing support that went into breaking the record and changing a few minds in the process.
Dir. John Gallino, 2011, USA, 48 min.
Jamie is an African-American teenager grappling with his sexual identity on the night Barrack Obama is elected president and Proposition 8 - the voter initiative to eliminate same-sex marriage - is passed. When one of his gang initiates the bullying of an openly gay classmate, Jamie uses his wits to try and prevent it, but when things don't go the way he predicted, he is forced to face his fears head on.
Dirs. Melissa Osborne and Jeff McCutcheon, 2010, USA, 25 min.