Director: Talia Lugacy Cast: Rosario Dawson, Chad Faust, Marcus Patrick
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An act of violence throws a young woman's life into disarray in this independent drama, the first feature from director Talia Lugacy. Maya (Rosario Dawson) is a bright and ambitious college student who tries to balance a social life with her busy academic schedule. One night, Maya and some friends attend a house party largely populated by drunken frat boys. Maya is appalled by their uncouth behavior and disrespect for the female guests, and when a guy named Jared (Chad Faust) bluntly hits on her, she gives him a piece of her mind. While she begins to warm to him by the end of their conversation, Jared shows just how much he thinks of her opinions by brutally raping her later that night. The assault has a profound effect on Maya; her grades suffer, she turns to drugs to blunt her emotional pain, and falls into a cycle of promiscuity. Maya has come close to hitting bottom when she encounters Jared and confronts him about the toll he's taken on her life. Leading lady Rosario Dawson also served as producer for Descent, which received its premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2011
UPC: 0011891516686
Original Release: 2007
Rating: R
Source: Tgg Direct
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rosario Dawson Maya
Chad Faust Jared
Marcus Patrick Adrian
Tracie Thoms Actor
Wilson Jermaine Heredia Actor
Vanessa Ferlito Actor

Technical Credits
Talia Lugacy Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Michael Almog Executive Producer
Michael Bassick Executive Producer
Michael Califra Executive Producer
Isabel Celeste Associate Producer
Rosario Dawson Producer
Stephanie Diaz-Matos Musical Direction/Supervision
Joe Fisher Executive Producer
Danny Fisher Executive Producer
Jack Fisher Executive Producer
Jon Furmanski Cinematographer
Gary S. Gumowitz Executive Producer
Marcus Lansdell Co-producer
Christopher LaVasseur Cinematographer
Morris S. Levy Executive Producer
Jeff Mazzola Co-producer
Jess Mogul Executive Producer
Alex Moulton Score Composer
Eric Offin Sound/Sound Designer
Brian Priest Screenwriter
Frank Reynolds Editor
Amy Ritchings Costumes/Costume Designer
John Scaccia Co-producer
Tristam Steinberg Production Designer
Adrienne Stern Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Descent - R Rated Version
1. Maya [3:56]
2. Just Talk [8:38]
3. The Choice [3:13]
4. Looking to the Stars [2:31]
5. A Night to Remember [12:14]
6. The Wholly Unknown [3:13]
7. Fold [4:03]
8. Adrian [4:01]
9. Help the Helpless [6:26]
10. Looking Down [3:08]
11. Deeper [4:47]
12. Mirror, Spotlight [4:05]
13. Fall [4:54]
14. Jared [1:12]
15. Your Word [4:36]
16. Stand Up [10:15]
17. No More Talking [4:23]
18. My Forever [8:26]

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Descent 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
      Harsh but very likely true to life depiction of a  vicious cycle of events leading to despair, depravity, and  revenge in retaliation for rape.  A rape for a rape of a rapist by a rapist.  Who likely was much raped and violated in his own youth.  This was not a pleasant film for me  to view but it does receive my highest ratings and kudos to Rosario Dawson as producer and actress and Writer/Director Talia Lugacy.  In fact my heartiest and heartfelt congratulations to all involved in the production and distribution of this 2008 important uncomfortable  film of  truth telling in fiction.