Camden International Film Festival

Jacinta + Q+A: with director Jessica Earnshaw moderated by Sean Flynn (plays with Recovery in Maine: Washington County)

Expired October 13, 2020 3:45 AM
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Please be aware that JACINTA contains some graphic imagery of active drug use. Viewer discretion is advised.

Jacinta will screen virtually from October 2-12, 2020. This film will be only available to viewers in New England.

Filmed for over three years, Jacinta begins at the Maine Correctional Center where Jacinta, 26, and her mother Rosemary, 46, are incarcerated together, both recovering from drug addiction. 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.

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

  • Year
  • Runtime
    105 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    US Premiere
  • Director
    Jessica Earnshaw
  • Producer
    Jessica Earnshaw, Holly Meehl, Nimisha Mukerji
  • Executive Producer
    Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully , Patty Quillin, Jamie Wolf
  • Cinematographer
    Jessica Earnshaw
  • Editor
    George O'Donnell
  • Music
    Gil Talmi