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Port Authority

R Released May 28, 2021 1h 41m Drama TRAILER for Port Authority: Trailer 1 List Port Authority: Trailer 1 Port Authority: Trailer 1 2:24 View more videos
84% Tomatometer 43 Reviews 71% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings After getting kicked out of his home in central Pennsylvania, Paul (Fionn Whitehead) arrives to NYC's dizzying central station with nowhere to go. A momentary encounter with Wye (Leyna Bloom), a trans woman of color, leads him to seek her out. Transfixed by her beauty and confidence, a love soon blossoms. But as the two learn more about each other, Paul's false narratives begin to surface and the double life he lives must be reconciled. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Although Port Authority frustrates with its inaccurate portrayal of the culture it attempts to represent, it remains an absorbing and well-acted drama.

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Christy Lemire FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) It approaches a topic that is emotionally complicated without judgment, with decency, dignity, and open-heartedness. Jun 3, 2021 Full Review Chris Vognar San Francisco Chronicle If you're looking for an immersive love story that takes you places you might not know, that challenges your conception of what romance looks and feels like, "Port Authority" is a great place to stop. Rated: 3/4 Jun 2, 2021 Full Review Kyle Turner New York Times "Port Authority" has its straight white lead explore unfamiliar territory, but it lacks the visual savvy to match the complicated implications of that journey. Jun 1, 2021 Full Review Gregg Shapiro Bay Area Reporter Even with a conclusion that you could see from a mile away through oversized false eyelashes... there is enough dramatic tension to make it work. Rated: B May 11, 2022 Full Review Carla Hay Culture Mix [It's] a well-acted and occasionally haphazard look at one young couple's journey into the intersections of sexuality, race relations, and social-class tensions, as they strive to be authentic, even if they don't always tell the truth about themselves. Aug 14, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The boy and girl leads are terrific, and so is the film even if it doesn't seem so at first blush. Rated: B+ Jul 3, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Erica Even gorgeous Layna Bloom can't save this film. She's fabulous and some of the ballroom scenes are hot, but the male lead gives a wooden performance as a psycho chaser and Bloom's love interest. The problem is that the audience cannot understand why a girl who looks like Bloom would go for a dismal blockhead like him. This film seems to be made with a bizarre assumption that hot trans girls will go for anyone who shows interest, any jackass that shows up at the bus terminal. The result is a film that descends into cinematic bathos that left the audience in my theater screaming BS. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 06/03/21 Full Review Asha_In_The_City Excellent from beginning to end. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/29/21 Full Review Sal D Good enough to watch to the end but not memorable enough to remember in six months time. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 07/30/23 Full Review Scott F This was a complete waste of time. Did not think it could get any worse, but the ending was of course as incomprehensible as the entire movie. Do not waste your time. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/28/22 Full Review Audience Member I really enjoy watching this movie it really bought a lot of mean for the trans, LGBTQ, and all gays. It definitely stands out. And tells people that regular movies are underrated cuz there is more to it then just what is shown. And I was so proud of how far all these beautiful characters come. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After getting kicked out of his home in central Pennsylvania, Paul (Fionn Whitehead) arrives to NYC's dizzying central station with nowhere to go. A momentary encounter with Wye (Leyna Bloom), a trans woman of color, leads him to seek her out. Transfixed by her beauty and confidence, a love soon blossoms. But as the two learn more about each other, Paul's false narratives begin to surface and the double life he lives must be reconciled.
Director
Danielle Lessovitz
Producer
Zachary Luke Kislevitz, Virginie Lacombe, Rodrigo Teixeira, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas
Screenwriter
Danielle Lessovitz
Distributor
Momentum Pictures
Production Co
Rhea Films (II), MUBI, Madeleine Films, Kislevitz Films, Sikelia Productions, Hercules Film Fund, RT Features
Rating
R (Violence|Nudity|Sexual Content|Pervasive Language)
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 28, 2021, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 1, 2021
Runtime
1h 41m
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