Audience Award ~ Narrative Feature
South by Southwest
SXSW Gamechanger Award
South by Southwest
Grand Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature
South by Southwest
Harrowingly effective…brutally frank without ever lapsing into exploitation. Sensitive without ever being sanctimonious.
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The Light of the Moon

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. Bonnie 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.
Rated NR
Web Site: https://www.thelig...
Runtime: 94 min
Language: English

Director: Jessica M. Thompson
Cast: Catherine Curtin, Conrad Ricamora, Michael Stahl-David, Stephanie Beatriz

  • Winner, Audience Award ~ Narrative Feature, South by Southwest
  • Nominee, SXSW Gamechanger Award, South by Southwest
  • Nominee, Grand Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature, South by Southwest
FEATURED REVIEW: Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
Arriving amid the ground-shifting cultural conversation about sexual assault, “The Light of the Moon” is especially timely. But this unflinching look at one woman’s rape and its consequences would be hard-hitting and revelatory in any season. Writer-director Jessica...