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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
Michael Stahl-David ... Matt
Conrad Ricamora ... Jack
Catherine Curtin ... Kirra
Cindy Cheung ... Joanna
Susan Heyward ... Grace
Olga Merediz ... Mariana
Jessica M. Thompson ... Minie / Waitress
Heather Simms ... Becca Miller / Detective
Craig Walker ... Daniel Lambert / Detective
Christine Spang ... Andrea
Michael Cuomo ... Gaetano
Christian Barber ... Binh / Construction Worker #1)
Mike Ivers ... Man at Bar
Sarah Dacey-Charles ... Ariel
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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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Aside from four scenes shot in Manhattan, the film is shot in Brooklyn, New York. See more »

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Bonnie: At least you know where I am, and I'm not snorting blow off a hooker's back.
Matt: Is that really what you think we're doing?
Bonnie: I watch "Mad Men".
Matt: Babe, it's not the '60s.
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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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