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PORT AUTHORITY

by Danielle Lessovitz

synopsis

On the steps outside New York City’s dizzying central bus station, Port Authority, a girl named Wye vogues with her siblings.  Paul, a young drifter, watches her, transfixed by her beauty. After he seeks her out, an intense love soon blossoms between them. Wye introduces him to the ballroom community, an underground LGBTQ subculture, and to her house, a self-selected chosen family. But when Paul discovers Wye is trans, he is forced to confront his feelings for her and the social forces that seek to rupture their bond.

international title: Port Authority
original title: Port Authority
country: United States, France
sales agent: mk2 films
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Danielle Lessovitz
film run: 94'
release date: FR 25/09/2019
screenplay: Danielle Lessovitz
cast: Fionn Whitehead, Leyna Bloom, McCaul Lombardi, Louisa Krause, Devon Carpenter, Christopher Quarles, Eddie Plaza, Taliek Jeqon
cinematography by: Jomo Fray
film editing: Clemence Samson, Matthew C. Hart
art director: Emmeline Wilks-Dupoise
costumes designer: Chester Algernal Gordon
music: Matthew Herbert
producer: Zachary Luke Kislevitz, Virginie Lacombe, Rodrigo Teixeira
executive producer: Bobby Allen, Efe Cakarel, Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Fernando Fraiha, Sophie Mas, Lourenço Sant'Anna, Martin Scorsese, Lawrence Snookie Taylor, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
associate producer: Kate Antognini, Damian Bao, Jari Jones
line producer: Amanda Messenger
production: Madeleine Films, RT Features (US), Sikelia Productions (US)
backing: Aide aux cinémas du monde du CNC (FR)
distributor: ARP Sélection
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