(USA, 2016, 97 min)
Directed By: Jessica Dimmock
THE PEARL captures an indelible moment in time as four middle-aged trans women in the Pacific Northwest begin the long journey toward acceptance. Coming out as trans after many decades of hiding from friends and family, they face discrimination from the hyper-masculine logging towns they call home. Naturalistic direction from Jessica Dimmock and Christopher LaMarca shines an intimate light on the film’s subjects as they navigate a rapidly changing world to discover who they really are.