Port Authority

United States, France · 2019 · 94’ · English


Outside New York City’s 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. 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.


Danielle Lessovitz is a San Francisco-born writer/director. Her work explores marginalized communities and taboos. Trained in documentary film at Northwestern’s Annenberg School of Communications. Her artistic collaboration with Vladimir de Fontenay, Mobile Homes, premiered at the Director’s Fortnight section at Cannes 2017, while Port Authority was part of the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes 2019.

Dirección · Director
Danielle Lessovitz

Guión · Screenplay
Danielle Lessovitz

Fotografía · Cinematography
Jomo Fray

Música · Music
Matthew Herbert

Sonido · Sound
Chris Foster

Dirección de Arte · Production Design
Emmeline Wilks-Dupoise

Edición · Editor
Matthew C. Hart, Clemence Samson

Producción · Produced by
Zachary Luke Kislevitz, Virgine Lacombe, Rodrigo Teixeira

Intérpretes · Cast
Leyna Bloom, Fionn Whitehead, McCaul Lombardi, Louisa Krause, Christopher Quarles

Contacto · Contact
Anne-Laure Barbarit