*The Pearl*. 2015. USA. Directed by Jessica Dimmock and Christopher LaMarca. Courtesy the filmmakers

The Pearl. 2015. USA. Directed by Jessica Dimmock, Christopher LaMarca. 94 min.

Dimmock and LaMarca's debut feature documentary is an intimate portrait of a group of trans women supporting and sustaining each other while occasionally arguing over generational and political fault lines. Some, like Nina, realized their sexual identity only in middle age; others are younger and ready to articulate their ideological and personal position in the world. The Pearl observes but never judges, creating a safe space via careful—but never over-aestheticized—camerawork that belies the directors' shared background as photographers.

  1. Sunday, December 18, 2016,
    7:00 p.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Center, Theater 3
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Followed by a Q&A with LaMarca
  2. Saturday, December 17, 2016,
    4:00 p.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Center, Theater 3
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Followed by a Q&A with Dimmock and LaMarca