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

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Filmmakers take part in Q&As following selected screenings.

Organized by Sophie Cavoulacos, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art; Scott Macaulay, Editor, and Vadim Rizov, Managing Editor, Filmmaker magazine; and Milton Tabbot, Senior Director, Programming, and Zach Mandinach, Program Manager and Producer, IFP.

The exhibition is supported by the Annual Film Fund.

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