3233 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1 AT 7:00PM | FREE ADMISSION | CO-PRESENTED BY SAAF AND THE LOFT CINEMA
Commemorate World AIDS Day with a special free screening of the acclaimed new documentary Broken Heart Land, featuring a post-film Skype discussion with director Jeremy Stulberg.
Broken Heart Land is a new documentary that explores the response of friends, family and community members to gay teen Zack Harrington’s suicide in Norman, Oklahoma in 2010.
Zack was a well-liked, openly gay teenager who carried a secret he was unable to disclose to his family or community prior to his death – he was HIV positive. Against the backdrop of a town bitterly divided on the issue of homosexuality, Zack’s grief-stricken parents, both conservative Republicans and military veterans, are forced to reconcile their own social and political beliefs with their son’s death. Determined to understand him, they discover a diary, which paints a portrait of a boy in crisis, and the chilling secret that Zach kept hidden for almost two years before his death. When an outspoken conservative citizen runs for City Council, the Harringtons decide to join the politically active group, “MOMS: Mothers of Many.” Over the course of the local election season, Zack’s family, once private and politically conservative, come out of their own closet, moving from private denial to a climactic and very public acceptance of their son’s legacy. (Dir. by Jerry Stulberg & Randy Stulberg, 2014, 77 mins., Not Rated)