Directed by Jessica Earnshaw, this is a hopeful and powerful award-winning documentary film about a Maine resident who struggled with generational adversity and substance misuse and beat the odds. A deeply intimate portrait of mothers and daughters and the effects of trauma, JACINTA follows a young woman in and out of prison as she attempts to break free from an inherited cycle of addiction, incarceration, and crime.

Jacinta, the subject of the film, will be present and participating in a panel discussion following the screening. This is a free event.

Location: Stonington Opera House
Run Time: 1:45
Rating: Not rated. Please be aware, JACINTA contains some graphic imagery of active drug use. Viewer discretion is advised.

Watch the Trailer


Presented by Points North Institute in partnership with the State of Maine and AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Opiate Free Island Partnership, and Opera House Arts with additional support from Camden National Bank. This event is a pre-summit activity associated with Governor Janet Mills’ 4th Annual Opioid Response Summit being held in Bangor on Monday, July 11, 2022.

Established in 2018, Points North’s Recovery in Maine program is a statewide series of documentary film screenings that spark public discussions about addiction, recovery, and our collective response to the epidemic of substance use disorder. If you choose to register for this free event on the Points North Institute webpage, you will be notified of future Recovery in Maine events.

Opiate-Free Island Partnership links the Deer Isle-Stonington community with the best available harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support programs and services to address the rapidly evolving opioid epidemic – identifying, developing, managing, promoting, and funding them so that they become more easily accessible and widely adopted in this community. For information on free NARCAN and NARCAN training, fentanyl test strips, crisis support, and other services visit:

All patrons will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine in order to attend an indoor performance and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into Opera House Arts’ facilities.