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Coming on June 13

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 115 min.

Filmed for over three years, JACINTA begins at the Maine Correctional Center where Jacinta, 26, and her mother Rosemary, 46, are incarcerated together, both recovering from drug addiction. As a child, Jacinta became entangled in her mother’s world of drugs and crime and has followed her in and out of the system since she was a teenager. This time, as Jacinta is released from prison, she hopes to maintain her sobriety and reconnect with her own daughter. Despite her desire to rebuild her life for her daughter, Jacinta continually struggles against the forces that first led to her addiction. With unparalleled access and a gripping vérité approach, director Jessica Earnshaw paints a deeply intimate portrait of mothers and daughters and the effects of trauma over generations.

Jacinta, the subject of the film, will be present and participating in a panel discussion following the screening. Other panelists include Glenn Gordon (Oxford County OPTIONS program), Dr. Catherine Chamberlin (Bethel Family Health Center), and Kari Taylor (Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative).

A FREE pizza buffet will be available for those attending the film, with thanks to Points North Institute, Healthy Oxford Hills, and River Valley Healthy Communities. The buffet will also include a free soda/water & small popcorn to enjoy during the show.

Proof of COVID vaccination is required for everyone 12+.  A COVID vaccination clinic will be held that afternoon (6/13) at The Gem from 4pm to 6pm. It will be for ages 12+ and participation will meet the vaccination requirement for the Jacinta event.

Please reserve your seat ahead of time here

Partners for this event include Points North, State of Maine, Healthy Oxford Hills, and River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition.
Established in 2018, Points North’s Recovery in Maine program is a statewide series of documentary film screenings that spark public discussions about addiction, recovery, and our collective response to the epidemic of substance use disorder.


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