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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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Stephanie Beatriz ... Bonnie
Michael Stahl-David ... Matt
Conrad Ricamora ... Jack
Catherine Curtin ... Kirra
Cindy Cheung ... Joanna
Susan Heyward ... Grace
Olga Merediz ... Mariana
Heather Simms ... Becca Miller / Detective
Craig Walker ... Daniel Lambert / Detective
Jessica M. Thompson ... Minie / Waitress
Christine Spang ... Andrea
Christian Barber ... Binh / Construction Worker #1)
Cara Loften ... Priya
Sarah Dacey-Charles ... Ariel
Michael Cuomo ... Gaetano
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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 attempts to keep the assault a secret from her long-term boyfriend Matt, but the truth quickly emerges. 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. Another attack 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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USA

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English

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1 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Ayin Isigi See more »

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Stedfast Productions See more »
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The HBO documentary that Bonnie and Matt are watching while eating dinner on the couch is "Back on Board: Greg Louganis", which was edited by the film's writer-director, Jessica M. Thompson. See more »

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Bonnie: How about you let me decide how I feel and how I want to handle this?
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Authentic and incredibly honest, powerful writing and acting
7 January 2018 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

This was one of the biggest surprises of the year for me. Had no real expectations going into it, and was pretty floored by how authentic the whole film is. The film deals with a very common, painful scenario and it's one of the best films I have seen to deal with it in such a genuine, realistic way. The writing and dialogue is incredibly natural, and the film is helped by having two very strong, raw performances at its core. I had only seen Stephanie Beatriz in the always great, always consistent show Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and here she gives a powerhouse of a dramatic performance. She's heartbreaking. Also powerful is Michael Stahl-David, who's equally as great at Beatriz in perfectly delivering the material in such an honest way. I strongly recommend this to anyone who hasn't seen it. Strong writing and acting make this a must-see.


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