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The Surrogate

Director: Jeremy Hersh Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2020

Starring: Jasmine Batchelor, Chris Perfetti, Sullivan Jones, Brooke Bloom

The Gotham and The Future of Film is Female present a special screening of Jeremy Hersh’s Gotham supported feature, The Surrogate. To make an additional $10 donation to The Future of Film is Female, select the “Event + Donation” ticket on the checkout screen.

Jess Harris, a 29 year old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh and his husband Aaron. Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test. The Surrogate has its World Premiere at SXSW in 2020.

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