Jacinta

Jacinta

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Competition Documentary Feature

Jacinta

Directed by: Jessica Earnshaw

USA, 2020, 102m

Florida Premiere

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Please be aware that JACINTA contains some graphic imagery of active drug use. Viewer discretion is advised.

Tribeca and Hot Springs award-winner Jacinta follows the heartbreak of a young mother in-and-out of the prison system in drug-ravaged Maine. Shooting over the course of three years, with brutally intimate access, director Jessica Earnshaw explores the delicate balance between love and trauma trapped in an inescapable cycle of addiction and incarceration. Informed by her complicated relationship with her mother, we watch as Jacinta struggles with most of the aspects of her life. Tumbling from one personal and emotional crisis to another, all the while fearing what will become of her 10-year-old daughter Caylynn, the audience is taken on an ever-edging path toward danger and forced to confront the question of whether it’s possible for a child to overcome her family’s cycle of addiction and criminal behavior. This powerful and emotionally rich film peels back the complex layers of identity in a deeply personal portrait of mothers and daughters, and the effects of intergenerational trauma on a family’s life.

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This film is also available to watch online! Click here to learn more about how you can stream Florida Film Festival movies at home.

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