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“The Light of the Moon” adds an important perspective to the ongoing examination of sexual assault in film. Writer/director Jessica M. Thompson doesn’t create a melodrama to soften the blow of violence, generating a fascinating reality for the effort, which doesn’t pretend to have easy answers to complex questions of identity and aftermath. It’s an intelligent, emotional feature that’s interested in atypical feelings and reactions associated with the crime of rape, giving itself room to consider the bigger picture of relationships, inspecting how intimacies are challenged when the unthinkable occurs. There are no hysterics, just rawness and the deception of denial, making “The Light of the Moon” different, more in tune with the authenticity of the crime and its lingering hold on victims and their loved ones. Read the rest at


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