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Heart Breaks Open (2011)

| Drama | 2 May 2011 (USA)
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A model queer activist and advocate, Jesus's world implodes after discovering that he is HIV positive, forcing him to confront his innermost fears, his relationship with his ex-boyfriend, and a future living with HIV.

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Maximillian Davis ... Jesus
Brian Peters ... Michael
Samonte Cruz ... Johnny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William David Borden ... Lifelong AIDS Alliance Counselor (as William David Borden Mazas)
Jenn Bowman ... Survivor's Alliance Community Advocate
Qwo-Li Driskill ... Johnny's friend Tsiya
Trenton Garris ... John
Alix Kolar ... Taylor
Brad Mott ... Mom's Pharmacy Pharmacist
Michael Pierce ... Mom's Pharmacy Front Desk
Luis Viquez ... Gay City Testing Clinic Counselor
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A model queer activist and community advocate, Jesus (Maximillian Davis) prides himself in his work with the Seattle LGBT community. At the same time, Jesus is having unprotected sex and cheating on his long-time partner. Jesus's world implodes when he discovers that he is HIV positive, forcing him to confront his innermost fears, his relationship with his ex-boyfriend, and a future living with HIV. Faced with the unknown, Jesus is pulled from the brink of suicide by Sister Alysa Trailer (Brian Peters), a drag queen nun who leads him down a path of self-discovery. Written by Heart Breaks Open

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Dear God, I'm HIV+. Now what? Jesus

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Written as a four page outline then transformed to a feature-length script through a collaborative filmmaking process. Actors used improvisational acting to create the dialogue. Real locations were used with their actual staff. Documentary filmmakers captured the action using a cinema verité style of filmmaking. See more »

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Heart Breaks Open
Performed by Samonte Cruz
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