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Black Bear

1h 45m Drama 2021

At a remote lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, a couple entertains an out-of-town guest looking for inspiration in her filmmaking. The group quickly falls into a calculated game of desire, manipulation, and jealousy, unaware of how dangerously convoluted their lives will soon become in the filmmaker’s pursuit of a work of art, which blurs the boundaries between autobiography and invention.

What the critics say….

“Tricky, twisty and relentlessly inventive… The dialogue from the writer-director, Lawrence Michael Levine, is whip-smart and literate, poking fun at self-serious hipsters and underlining many difficult truths about the exploitative nature of film-making” - Kevin Maher Times (UK)

“Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon inhabit a number of roles in Lawrence Michael Levine’s meta black comedy, in which the pressures of the indie filmmaking business, creativity and the art of performance collide in explosive fashion. Aubrey Plaza is an unpredictable powerhouse” - Katherine McLaughlin, Sight and Sound

“Levine’s playful deconstruction of tortured genius is a witty and provocative send-up of tyrannical directors, diva-ish actors and over-invested voyeurs alike. (Aubrey) Plaza….shades of Gena Rowlands in John Cassavetes’s “Opening Night” and “A Woman Under the Influence” - Simran Hans, The Guardian

Language

English

Closed Captions [CC]

English

Country

USA

Studio

Vertigo

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