To Kid Or Not To Kid

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

World Premiere, DOC NYC 2018

"will help open the floodgates of conversation... often discussed in hushed tones, if at all”Women In Hollywood

The Film

Directed by Maxine Trump / 2018 / 75 min

To Kid or Not To Kid delves deep as filmmaker Maxine Trump turns the camera on herself and her close circle of family and friends as she confronts the idea of not having kids.

While exploring the cultural pressures and harsh criticism child-free women regularly experience, as well as the personal impact this decision may have on her own relationship, Maxine meets other women reckoning with their choice: Megan, who struggles to get medical permission to undergo elective sterilization, and Victoria, who lives with the backlash of publicly acknowledging that she made a mistake when she had a child.

After experiencing a huge loss in her personal life, Maxine shares her decision with those closest to her for the very first time. Will her husband leave her? Will she feel lonelier and more of an outcast than ever before?

Post-Screening Q&A

Maxine Trump's (Director, Editor) last feature documentary was New York Times Critics' Pick Musicwood. Maxine has directed both long and short documentaries for Discovery, TNT, Sundance Channel, BBC, TLC among others. She worked at the BBC in London for seven years as a development executive for scripted comedy before emigrating to the USA, working as a TV commercial director and producer for eight years.


Eventbrite - DCTV Presents: Winter 2019


Please arrive 15 minutes early for guaranteed admittance. No-show tickets will be released at start time.
Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm


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This event is part of the Winter 2019 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film.

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