Jacinta [Part of Points North Institute’s Recovery in Maine]
Friday, November 5 at 2 p.m. – followed by Q&A with filmmaker Jessica Earnshaw and subject Jacinta Hunt
Friday, November 5 at 5:30 p.m. – followed by Recovery in Maine panel including filmmaker Jessica Earnshaw
RSVP for one of these free community screenings of Jacinta. Please note: registered guests should arrive 10 minutes before film time, at which time guests will be seated on a first-come basis.
Shot over three years, the film 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 10-year-old daughter, Caylynn, who lives with her paternal grandparents. Despite her desire to rebuild her life for her daughter, Jacinta continually struggles against the forces that first led to her addiction.
Established in 2018, Points North Institute’s Recovery in Maine program is a statewide series of documentary film screenings intended to stimulate public discussions around substance use disorder, the recovery process, and our collective response to the opioid epidemic.