Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this romantic drama with music from writer and director Casper Andreas, handsome Kyle (Simon Miller) and equally good-looking Marcel (Justin Tensen) fall in love at first sight, and after several months of courtship decide they want to make their relationship long-term. However, there's a hitch -- Marcel is French and his visa to stay in the United States is due to expire. Since Kyle and Marcel can't legally get married (not yet, anyway), they come up with a plan -- Marcel will instead tie the knot with Kyle's lesbian friend Sarah (Jane Elliott), which will earn him a green card so he can stay in America. Kyle's and Marcel's friends and family are OK with the scheme, and even Sarah doesn't want to stand in the way of true love, but there is one significant dissenter -- Kyle's sister, April (Rob Harmon), a former streetwalker who ends up staying at her brother's place. April doesn't like or trust Marcel and sets out to poison the relationship between them. April attempts to cement her long-frazzled relationship with Kyle by asking him to help her form a band; as they work on songs together, their familial bond becomes strong again as she tries to subtly persuade her brother that he needs to dump Marcel and expose his scheme to the INS. While Marcel quickly catches on to April's devious plan, turning the man he loves against his own sister is no simple task. Between Love & Goodbye received its North American premiere at the 2008 NewFest, a New York City-based festival for gay- and lesbian-themed films.
green-card, homosexual, lesbianism, manipulation, marriage-of-convenience, scheme, sister