JACINTA

JACINTA

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Oct 29 – Nov 7 available across Canada

PRE-RECORDED VIRTUAL Q&A
Available with the film

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Jessica Earnshaw / 2020 / English / USA / 105 mins / Canadian Premiere

Filmed over the course of three years, this documentary begins at the Maine Correctional Center where
Jacinta, 26, and her mother Rosemary, 46, are incarcerated together, both recovering from drug
addictions. As a child, Jacinta became entangled in her mother’s world of drugs and crime and has followed her in and out of the system since she was a teenager. This time, as Jacinta is released from prison, she hopes to maintain her sobriety and reconnect with her own daughter, Caylynn, 10, who
lives with her paternal grandparents. Despite her desire to rebuild her life for her daughter, Jacinta
continually struggles against the forces that first led to her addiction. With unparalleled access and a
gripping vérité approach, director Jessica Earnshaw paints a deeply intimate portrait of mothers and daughters and the effects of trauma over generations.

 

SCREENING WITH VERY PRESENT
Conor McNally | 2020 | Canada | 5 min | English
How does prolonged confinement shape our experience of time? Filmmaker Conor McNally
explores the question in the company of his brother Riley, a young man who’s learning to cope
with a new—yet strangely familiar—reality.

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