Cannes Film Festival

Danielle Lessovitz – Port Authority #Cannes2019

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An honest and unfiltered look at New York through an intense gender issue free lovestory is what Danielle Lezssovitz gives us, with a powerful piece of filmmaking.

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7 min. and 53 sec.

PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Danielle Lessovitz, director of the film Port Authority.

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Danielle Lessovitz worked years behind this project. The love story she chooses to narrate among kiki balls in an unusual New York is a universal story that stays away and does not consider gender issues, but just feelings and people. A brave and necessary film in an era of narrow minds and bigotry.

Port Authority: 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. Wye introduces him to the ballroom community, an underground LGBTQ subculture, and to her house, a self-selected chosen family. But when Paul realizes Wye is trans, he is forced to confront his feelings for her and the social forces that seek to rupture their bond.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Danielle Lessovitz
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Port Authority
  • Festival section
    Un Certain Regard
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