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The Light of the Moon (2017)

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After her world is irrevocably changed, a successful New York City architect struggles to regain intimacy and control in her life.
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Credited cast:
Stephanie Beatriz ... Bonnie
Conrad Ricamora ... Jack
Michael Stahl-David ... Matt
Cindy Cheung ... Joanna
Catherine Curtin ... Kirra
Susan Heyward ... Grace
Olga Merediz ... Mariana
Christine Spang ... Andrea
Craig Walker ... Daniel Lambert / Detective
Heather Simms ... Becca Miller / Detective
Jessica M. Thompson ... Waitress
Christian Barber ... Binh / Construction Worker #1)
Michael Cuomo ... Gaetano
Mike Ivers ... Man at Bar
Cara Loften ... Priya
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Bonnie, a young and successful Latina architect, is sexually assaulted while walking home from an evening out with friends in Brooklyn. At first, she rebels against her long-term boyfriend Matt's efforts to help her cope. She emphatically denies the impact of what has just happened to her. She fights to regain normalcy and control of her life, but returning to her old life is more complicated than expected. Her attempt to recapture the intimacy she previously had with Matt falters and cracks begin to surface in their relationship. The fact her rapist hasn't been caught and another attack on another woman in the neighborhood only drives Bonnie further into denial, before an encounter with an at-risk woman causes her to face the truth and confront her own self-blame.

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Not only is the film written, directed, and edited by a woman, the production company was an Equal Opportunity Employer and hired primarily women and minorities. See more »

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Bonnie: I don't want to be part of this sisterhood of rape victims.
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Astonishing performances, terrific film
22 November 2017 | by CatL6See all my reviews

Writer-director Jessica M. Thompson's gaze is both compassionate and unflinching-- a remarkable feat-- as she directs Stephanie Beatriz in a truly remarkable performance. The film tackles an unfortunately necessary topic at a necessary time. We need this movie and more filmmakers with Thompson's clear-eyed voice. Long takes and a naturalistic approach make her direction standout as well.


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USA

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English

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1 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Stedfast Productions See more »
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