Port Authority

"Are you lost?

See that city out there, that's for you — this in here, this is for us, this is for me and my sisters".

DATE: Thursday 12 March 2020

TIME: 7:00pm

LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas

UNCLASSIFIED  18+

Year  2019

Country  USA

Language  English

Director  Danielle Lessovitz

Genre  Drama

Run Time  95min

Cast   Leyna Bloom, Fionn Whitehead

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, captivated by her beauty. After he seeks her out, an intense love soon blossoms. Wye introduces him to the ballroom community, to her house and her chosen family. But when Paul realises Wye is trans, he is forced to confront his feelings for her and the social forces that seek to rupture their bond.

Awards & Screenings Cannes Film Festival, Queer Lisboa, Mezipatra Queer Film Festival.
 

Source  m2k Films

Queensland Premiere

Screening with short film   Fran This Summer

Director  Mary Evangelista

Year  2019

Country  USA

Run Time  9min
Cast   Zenobia Teague, Emilly Bessa

Teenage love birds, sensitive Francis and skater girlfriend Angie, spend the summer shacked up at home while Fran begins their transition. Fran and Angie must face who and what they mean to each other when they make their way to the beach and their love is on display for the world to see.

 

The story is about acceptance and the sacrifice one makes for love and ultimately self-love. For me, what is fascinating about first love is the immensity of love one feels for the other and how sometimes it is impossible to be with them on their journey of growth and self actualisation despite all that love -- these nuances are what I wanted to explore and dramatise in my film.

— Mary Evangelista

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