the Pearl Film Screening
Columbus International Film + Video Festival is partnering with Stonewall Columbus to present the Pearl, a documentary about transgender women in the Pacific Northwest.
The film, an official selection of CIF+VF, will screen at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in the Canzani Center Screening Room, 60 Cleveland Ave.
Tickets cost $6 and are available here.
the Pearl explores the raw emotional and physical experience of being a middle aged to senior transgender woman against the backdrop of post-industrial logging towns in the Pacific Northwest. The film leans into the struggle of those who were reared and successful as men and have reached middle age or later with a burdensome secret that they can no longer keep. The film follows four women, all in extremely early stages of coming out, as they attend the Esprit Conference — an annual event in northernmost Washington where transgender women that have lived closeted their whole lives come together in an environment that allows them to express their true identity. From here the film follows these same four women over the course of nearly three years as they grapple with varying degrees of transition.
Runtime: 97 minutes
Directors: Jessica Dimmock and Christopher LaMarca