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The Surrogate


MoMI is pleased to partner with Monument Releasing to bring The Surrogate directly to Museum members and patrons for home viewing.

Available to view from home starting June 12 (use code: momi).

Tickets: $12 / $10 MoMI Members. (50% of proceeds will go to the Museum if you use this link).

The Surrogate

Dir. Jeremy Hersh. 2020, 93 mins. With Jasmine Batchelor, Chris Perfetti, Sullivan Jones, Brooke Bloom. Twenty-nine-year-old web designer Jess Harris (Batchelor) is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend, Josh (Perfetti), and his husband Aaron (Jones). However, 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, differences emerge that threaten their friendship and leave them facing lives that diverge significantly from what they’d planned. A selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, the first feature from award-winning director Jeremy Hersh dives deftly into murky ethical waters, asking audiences to consider, along with the characters, a difficult scenario in a constantly evolving present. A Monument Releasing release. View trailer.

“One of the most thought-provoking movies centered about parenting released in recent memory.” — Jonathan Christian, The Playlist