V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

BEACH RATS

BEACH RATS
Eliza Hittman (USA 2016)
 

Desorientated teenager Frankie spends a tedious summer at the shabby beaches of Brooklyn. He hangs out with a gang of juvenile delinquents, starts a relationship with a young woman and dates older gay men from chatrooms to have sex with them at the local cruising area.
A young man in search of a perspective and his own sexual identity. Predominantly shot on grainy 16mm film the movie feels like removed from time. In the end this coming of age-story turns into a coming out-story - with fateful consequences.
 

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