This profoundly moving family portrait explores the cyclical nature of addiction and generational trauma. Jessica Earnshaw’s film opens as Jacinta is incarcerated alongside her mother, Rosemary. After the younger woman is released from jail, she attempts to reconnect with her daughter, Caylynn. As she fights to remain sober amid the pressures of post-correctional life, Jacinta finds herself in a daily battle with temptation. This insightful and ultimately hopeful documentary provides unparalleled access to the devastation wrought by addiction.  

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

Director: Jessica Earnshaw
Executive Producer: Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully , Patty Quillin, Jamie Wolf
Producer: Jessica Earnshaw, Holly Meehl, Nimisha Mukerji
Cinematographer: Jessica Earnshaw
Editor: George O'Donnell
Music: Gil Talmi
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Sales Agent: Cinetic