About: From angry skatepunk to international provocateur, the emotional story of a one-of-a-kind artist’s struggle to be understood.
The film previously screened at DOC NYC, for which our program notes read: Dance, art, performance, and disability politics converge in this entertaining and enlightening portrait of Bill Shannon, an internationally renowned artist, break dancer, and skate punk, who wields his crutches as tools of expression and instruments for audience provocation. The film journeys through a decade of intimate access and a lifetime of archival footage that includes Shannon’s stage work for Cirque du Soleil, the Sydney Opera House, the Tate Modern, and the Chicago MOCA.
Coming to theatres and to Hulu tomorrow, Friday, October 8: JACINTA
Director: Jessica Earnshaw
World Premiere: Tribeca 2020 (unscreened)
Select Festivals: DOC NYC, New Orleans, IDFA, Camden, Zurich, Woodstock, Hot Springs Doc, AFI Fest, Rocky Mountain Women’s, Athena, Big Sky Doc, Cleveland, Florida, Mountainfilm
About: After being released from the same prison in which her mother is incarcerated, a woman struggles to break the generational cycle of addiction and trauma.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read: This profoundly moving family portrait explores the cyclical nature of addiction and generational trauma. Jessica Earnshaw’s film opens as Jacinta is incarcerated alongside her mother, Rosemary. After the younger woman is released from jail, she attempts to reconnect with her daughter, Caylynn. As she fights to remain sober amid the pressures of post-correctional life, Jacinta finds herself in a daily battle with temptation. This insightful and ultimately hopeful documentary provides unparalleled access to the devastation wrought by addiction.