Momentum released the official trailer for the indie film Port Authority starring Leyna Bloom, Fionn Whitehead and McCaul Lombardi. The film is the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Danielle Lessovitz with Martin Scorsese as an executive producer.
Set in New York City’s gay ballroom community, the film follows Paul, a 20 year old drifter, who arrives at NYC’s Port Authority bus station and catches eyes with Wye, a Black trans girl voguing on the sidewalk.
Port Authority world premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section and will be released on June 1, 2021.
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.
Watch the Port Authority trailer.