Miami Film Festival 2022

Black Bear & Q&A With Director Lawrence Michael Levine

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Looking for inspiration for her next project, filmmaker Allison (Aubrey Plaza) decamps the urban core for a writer’s retreat at a remote lake house owned by Gabe and Blair (Sarah Gadon and Christopher Abbott), a couple who are attempting a relationship reboot by dropping out of city life. Feeling the need to begin her stay with at least a perfunctory evening of obligatory social pleasantries, Allison soon discovers she has inadvertently waded into something deeply ominous going on between Gabe and Blair. A wine-fueled evening unleashes a torrent of jealousy, desire and gender politics in a calculated – and frightening - game of psychological manipulation.

Or has it? Funny, dark, and ready to subvert your expectations at every turn, Black Bear is a wild and twisty look at the creative process. In this film, the boundaries between autobiography and invention are blurred, toyed with, and turned on their head – all in the name of the pursuit of art.

Film Package Includes a Q&A with Director Lawrence Michael Levine, Moderated by Miami Film Festival's Lauren Cohen

  • Year
  • Runtime
    104 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Lawrence Michael Levine
  • Screenwriter
    Lawrence Michael Levine
  • Producer
    Jonny Blitstein, Julie Christeas, Richard J. Bosner, Marina Grasic, Jai Khanna, Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Aubrey Plaza
  • Cast
    Aubrey Plaza, Sarah Gadon, Christopher Abbott
  • Cinematographer
    Rob Leitzell
  • Editor
    Matthew Weiss
  • Composer
    Giulio Carmassi , Bryan Scary