” This is exactly what queer cinema should be– homegrown, genuine, completely straightforward”– Seattle Gay Scene
A version queer poet, lobbyist as well as neighborhood advocate, Jesus (Maximillian Davis) prides himself in his deal with the Seattle LGBT community. At the very same time, Jesus is having actually unprotected sex and also unfaithful on his long-time companion (Samonte Cruz). Jesus’s world implodes when he uncovers that he is HIV positive, requiring him to confront his innermost anxieties, his partnership with his ex-boyfriend, as well as a future living with HIV. Confronted with the unidentified, Jesus is pulled from the brink of self-destruction by Sister Alysa Trailer (Brian Peters), a drag nun who leads him down a path of self-discovery.
‘ heart breaks open’ is a feature movie regarding queer life, public health and also neighborhood responsibility. Seattle places as well as their team were used to produce an indisputable meditative realistic look.
In a refined as well as nuanced method, ‘heart breaks open’ comments on the idea of a ‘second coming’ of the Christian Jesus Christ. The movie differs the conventional 3-act tale framework, commonly utilized in fiction movie, and also adheres to the path of the Christian ‘Stations of the Cross’. Instead of a cross, HIV is our Jesus’s burden to birth. Rather than the little girls of Jerusalem, Jesus is fulfilled by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, “an order of 21st Century [drag] nuns dedicated to the promulgation of universal pleasure and also the expiation of stigmatic guilt.”
‘ heart breaks open’ strives to provoke. That would Jesus be if he were with us today? What would be his tribulation? How would certainly we torture him? Would he crucify himself?
‘ heart breaks open’ was fiscally funded by Three Dollar Bill Cinema and also was created by Dual Power Productions. We’ve also partnered with Gay City Health Project, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, and the Seattle phase of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence– The Abbey of Saint Joan.
Victor: Best Film– 2011 Red Wasp Film Festival
Nomination: Grand Jury Prize– 2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Director: Billie Rain
Producer: Basil Shadid
Editor: John Boucher
Assistant Director: Alix Kolar
Cinematography: Basil Shadid, James Longley, Alex Walsh
Audio Engineers: Matt Sheldon, Dennis Schweitzer, Eric Goetz, Chad Findley
Skill: Maximillian Davis, Brian Peters, Samonte Cruz
Author: Eric Goetz
Post Audio: Brendan Hogan
Writers: Basil Shadid, billie rainfall, Maximillion Davis, Brian Peters, Samonte Cruz, Qwo-Li Driskill