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Jesus

  • Argenta Community Theater 405 Main Street North Little Rock, AR, 72114 United States (map)

Jesus

Directed Fernando Guzzoni
2016 | Chile | 86 min
In Spanish with English Subtitles
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Arkansas Premiere

Adults Only: Contains scenes of explicit sexuality.

Striking. Guzzoni stands out as one of Chile’s most exciting new voices.
— Pamela Pianezza, VARIETY
Intensely authentic. A gripping cautionary tale.
— Jared Mobarak, THE FILM STAGE

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Neighboring Scenes (Lincoln Center, NYC)

Aimless Santiago teen Jesus — coiffed like a member of a boy band — spends his days huffing paint, watching snuff videos, and having casual sex.  But his life is turned upside down when, after a concert, he and his friends drunkenly attack a young gay man for no apparent reason.  Plagued with guilt, Jesus retreats to isolation, contending with his own closeted sexuality and a strained relationship with his single father.  A necessary companion piece to last year’s controversial Kaleidoscope entry You’ll Never Be Alone, Fernando Guzzoni’s dark thriller is an urgent reminder of the ongoing epidemic of hate crimes in Latin America and beyond. ~ Mark Thiedeman

Adults Only: Contains scenes of explicit sexuality.

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