2017 / USA / Narrative
Bonnie is a young woman thriving in New York City: a rising career as an architect, a long-term boyfriend, late nights with great friends. But when a brutal sexual assault leaves her struggling to shake the stigma of victimhood, her everyday life is totally upended. Stephens Alumna Stephanie Beatriz (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, SHORT TERM 12) stuns with an intense yet graceful performance that explores the complex array of emotions associated with sexual violence. Director Jessica M. Thompson brilliantly unravels the subtleties of trauma, tactfully navigating personal devastation while touching upon the social aftermath of those indirectly impacted. Winner of the 2017 SXSW Audience Award for Narrative Feature, the film relates, reveals and educates, carefully spotlighting this delicate social issue.
Jessica M. Thompson
Jessica is an Emmy-nominated Australian filmmaker who lives in NYC and has worked as editor on many esteemed projects. She studied in three major drama schools before attending film school, where she met collaborator Carlo Valayo. THE LIGHT OF THE MOON is her long-awaited feature directorial debut.
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