Heart Breaks Open
Billie Rain (USA, 2011, 80 min.)
Location: Landmark's Century Cinema | Theater 6
A queer activist and poet, Jesus prides himself on his work with the Seattle LGBT community. At the same time, Jesus is having unprotected sex and cheating on his long-time partner Johnny. Jesus’ world implodes when he discovers that he is HIV positive, forcing him to confront his innermost fears, his relationship with his boyfriend, and a future living with HIV. Faced with the unknown, Jesus is pulled from the brink of self-destruction by Sister Alysa Trailer, a drag nun who leads him down a path of self-discovery. Modeled after the Jesus Christ’s stations of the cross, Heart Breaks Open is a 21st century take on the struggles of gay life as well as the LGBT community’s cross to bear: HIV.