Port Authority

Danielle Lessovitz

Danielle Lessovitz



United States, France


Feature Narrative




1 h 34 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Un Certain Regard, 2019 Cannes Film Festival


When Paul (Fionn Whitehead) arrives at the New York City Port Authority he expects to be greeted by his half-sister. Instead he is alone and lost and forced to find his own way in his new city.

On the steps outside of the bus station Paul is transfixed by a group of young voguers, in particular Wye (Leyna Bloom), a trans woman who appears to notice him, too. After a rough start to his new life he seeks Wye out and finds himself immersed in the underground LGBTQ ballroom scene. As he experiences her world love begins to blossom but social expectations threaten to rupture their bond.

Fri Oct 25, 7:15 pm
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Dr
Ottawa ON


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