JACINTA Documentary


Following the film, AFI Festivals Director of Programming Sarah Harris leads a discussion with director Jessica Earnshaw.

Jessica Earnshaw’s debut film is penetratingly intimate. The camera follows Jacinta, mid-twenties, even at her lowest. We are there with her while she’s incarcerated with her mother, when in the sober house, and in the car driving around her town in Maine. Caylynn, her daughter, knows more about the world than a little girl should. Her family does their part to support. This slice-of-life documentary drama about generations of trauma, dependency, and recovery is a must see.

Please be aware that JACINTA contains some graphic imagery of active drug use. Viewer discretion is advised.

Jessica Earnshaw is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work focuses on criminal justice and healthcare. Her photography has appeared in National Geographic, The Marshall Project, Mother Jones, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and NPR.

Holly Meehl


Country: USA

Year: 2020

Director: Jessica Earnshaw

Producers: Jessica Earnshaw, Holly Meehl, Nimisha Mukerji

Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Jamie Wolf, Patty Quillin, Regina K. Scully

Director of Photography: Jessica Earnshaw

Editor: George O'Donnell

Music: Gil Talmi

Running Time (minutes): 105

Language: English

Accessibility: Closed Captions