Beach Rats

Beach Rats

A FILM BY: Eliza Hittman
WRITTEN BY: Eliza Hittman
STARRING: Toni D'Antonio, Harris Dickinson, Nicole Flyus

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL

Frankie, an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, is having a miserable summer. With his father dying and his mother wanting him to find a girlfriend, Frankie escapes the bleakness of his home life by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he finally starts hooking up with guys at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences. Winner: Best Director, Sundance Film Festival 2017.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Language: English
Run Time: 95 mins
Format: Digital