Film Independent Members, you and a guest are invited to watch Black Bear in our Film Independent Presents Online Screening Room, powered by Vision Media. A special pre-recorded Q&A with writer/director/producer Lawrence Michael Levine, and actors Christopher Abbott, Sarah Gadon and Aubrey Plaza, moderated by Jenelle Riley (Deputy Awards & Features Editor, Variety), is included as part of this virtual screening experience.
At a remote lake house, a filmmaker named Allison (Aubrey Plaza) arrives to play house guest to a troubled couple (Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon), who have eschewed their life in the city after inheriting a family retreat. Battling writer’s block, Allison sparks a calculated game of desire and jealousy in pursuit of a new work that blurs the boundaries of autobiography and invention. Black Bear explores the complex nature of relationships, gender dynamics, and the erratic nature of love as it traces the conflict between our lust and our longing for internal harmony.
2020, 104 minutes, color | Written and Directed by Lawrence Michael Levine | Starring Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon | Produced by Jonathan Blitstein (p.g.a.), Julie Christeas (p.g.a.), Richard J. Bosner, Marina Grasic, Jai Khanna, Aubrey Plaza, Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine
All Film Independent Members can register for this online screening starting at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 20. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.
How to Watch
On the first day of screening availability, registered Members (and guests, when applicable) will be emailed a secure link by our partner Vision Media to watch this title in the Film Independent Presents Online Screening Room.
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