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Beach Rats

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on: June 03, 2017, 05:10:45 PM


An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.

Written and Directed by Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love)
Release Date - August 25, 2017
Shot on 16mm


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Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 05:15:18 PM


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Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 03:19:49 PM
Blu-ray on November 21st


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Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 02:17:54 AM
This movie is something special. Hittman is the female director’s name I want to hear thrown around more often. This perceptive review on letterboxd says more than I could if I tried.

Pretty girls drink for free.


Edit - in her interview with MoMA, Hittman said that Beach Rat's single source frontal lighting style was inspired by the photographs of Barbara Crane, as well as Philippe Grandrieux’s White Epilepsy (2012)