Beach Rats

Director:  Eliza Hittman

Screenwriter:  Eliza Hittman

Producers:  Drew Houpt, Brad Becker-Parton, Paul Mezey, Andrew Goldman

Executive Producers:  Philipp Engelhorn, Michael Raisler, David Kaplan

Cast:  Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge

Synopsis: 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.

World Premiere:  Sundance Film Festival (2017), Jury Winner: Best Director