THE LIGHT OF THE MOON CalgaryFilm2017 web
New American Cinema

The Light Of The Moon

Year 2017
Runtime 90 mins
Language English with some Spanish

A raw and realistic portrayal of the six weeks after a woman is sexually assaulted just blocks from her Brooklyn home.

After an alcohol and drug-fuelled night out with friends, a young architect is attacked late at night, just blocks from her Brooklyn home. A raw and realistic portrayal of the six weeks after the sexual assault, THE LIGHT OF THE MOON follows the central character as she struggles to regain control of her life. As relationships with friends, family, co-workers, and most drastically her boyfriend break down, the impact of sexual assault boils to the surface.

With a revelatory performance from Stephanie Beatriz (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE), who has an executive producer credit, THE LIGHT OF THE MOON is a nuanced drama about a very complex subject. Tackling a raw and very emotional subject in a manner that's never exploitative, obvious, or overly sentimental, the feature debut from writer-director Jessica Thompson took home the audience award at this year's SXSW.

Countries

United States
Attending Guests
Director Jessica M. Thompson at the September 23rd screening
Awards
SXSW, Audience Award
Festivals
SXSW
Director
Jessica M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Stephanie Beatriz, R. Burns, Alex Cirillo, Andrea Cirillo, Carl Cook, Gail Hili, Raymond K. Javdan, Esq., A. Kuksal, Dani Faith Leonard, Sreekanth Middela
Producer
Michael Cuomo, Jessica M. Thompson, Carlo Velayo
Screenwriter
Jessica M. Thompson
Cinematographer
Autumn Eakin
Editor
Jessica M. Thompson
Production Design
Lauren Helms
Music
David Torn
Cast
Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Stahl-David, Conrad Ricamora, Catherine Curtin