Fri, Jul 22, 6:00 PM Cinema Village 1
Jesus is a model queer activist within the Seattle LGBT community, but that doesn't stop him from having unprotected sex and cheating on his boyfriend. When Jesus finds out he's contracted HIV, he descends into madness until a stranger pulls him from the brink and forces him to imagine a better future. Billed as a semi-improvised docu-narrative made through collaborative storytelling, "heart breaks open" is a powerfully acted, achingly beautiful story about the love, and accountability, that binds our community together.
Fri, Jul 22, 10:30 PM Cinema Village 2
David Oscar Harvey explores the ways in which the state of Iowa regulates the bodies and persons of people with HIV in his essay film, "Red Red Red." With intelligence – and humor – Harvey poses questions like "Why are people with HIV required to register with the state?" and "Why is there a local convenience store chain called Kum 'N' Go?"