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The Light of the Moon [with Liv and The Neighborhood]

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651 Dufferin Street

Toronto, ON M6K 2B2

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The Light of the Moon

(Jessica M. Thompson, USA, 2017, 90 minutes, Toronto Premiere)

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For all this culture talks about rape, how often does it really measure its impact? It can mean one thing statistically, another legally, and yet another as a rather cheap motivating factor in a revenge movie. It is none of these things in Jessica M. Thompson's riveting and illuminating The Light of the Moon, which simply asks the question: what's it like to live as a victim? What turmoil goes on inside the minds and hearts of those who must live with the experience? Take, for instance, Bonnie (Stephanie Beatriz), a New York architect with a promising career, a loving and devoted boyfriend (Michael Stahl-David), and friends always up for a night of fun. It's on one of these nights that everything changes. On her way home from a dance club, Beatriz is assaulted and left in an alley. And there the story really begins: the story of Beatriz's struggle to balance and normalize her world, the story of the catastrophic impact of the incident on Beatriz's sense of stability and self. She just wants to get past it – much, much easier said than done – but her new status as 'victim of sexual assault' puts her in a club she never, ever wanted to join.

*Playing with Liv (Anna Rollot, UK, 2016, 9 minutes)
and The Neighborhood (Charles Revored , Canada, 2016, 1 minute)

*Panel discussion to follow screening

Co-presented with Sistering

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