Tonight, DOCU SLATE—a New Filmmakers, Los Angeles program—presents a rare screening of SHERRY, directed by Eliane Lima.

SHERRY is an experimental documentary which witnesses the private life of Robert, who—on a daily basis—transforms himself into Sherry, a living doll.

“I began this project in fall 2014—my first semester as a graduate student at CalArts—when Lucrecia Martel took a group of CalArts students to Robert Sherry’s house. The constant exchange between fantasy and reality in Robert’s world fascinated me. He constructed his own world where desire is free from any moral judgment.” — Eliane Lima*


SHERRY, Saturday, December 2, at 10 pm.

NEW FILMMAKERS, 1139 South Hill Street, downtown Los Angeles.




*Eliane Lima is a Brazilian artist. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1999, and received a BA in Cinema from Binghamton University, State University of New York, and a Master of Fine Arts in Film from San Francisco Art Institute. Lima’s work has been shown at the Liverpool Biennial, SFMOMA, Anthology Film Archives, and Pacific Film Archives, and in Brazil, Cuba, Canada, and elsewhere. She was awarded the SF Weekly Mastermind 2012 prize, and her installation in homage to George Kuchar was presented at the SF Art Pad the same year. Recently, she received her second Master’s degree from the California Institute of Arts, in which she explored sexuality through film, video installation, and performance.

Eliane Lima, Sherry.




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