Lawrence Michael Levine’s BLACK BEAR Trailer

Momentum Pictures has released the trailer for Black Bear, starring Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, and Sarah Gadon, and written and directed by Lawrence Michael Levine (Wild Canaries).

In the film, Plaza plays a filmmaker who heads to a remote cabin in order to work on her next movie, but instead finds herself getting involved in the turmoil of her hosts.

Black Bear film was produced by Tandem Pictures’ Julie Christeas and Jonny Blitstein and opens December 4th, though the press material doesn’t indicate if that will be theatrical or VOD.


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.