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Hulu Lands Drug-Addiction Documentary ‘Jacinta’ From First-Time Director Jessica Earnshaw

Hulu Lands Drug-Addiction Documentary ‘Jacinta’ From First-Time Director Jessica Earnshaw

Exclusive: Jacinta, a feature documentary about drug addiction, has had an impressive festival run at such events as Doc NYC, AFI Fest and IDFA. The film, directed by Jessica Earnshaw, is now heading to Hulu.

The streamer has picked up the feature doc, which comes from ABC News and Impact Partners, and will add it to its originals slate. Jacinta will premiere on October 8 alongside a select theatrical run.

The film follows a young woman who struggles to find stability amid years of addiction and reconnect with the daughter she left behind.

Director Earnshaw is a documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on criminal justice, familial relationships and women. She won Tribeca Film Festival’s Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award. Jacinta is her first film.

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.

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