Dark, dreamy and entirely engrossing.
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Beach Rats

On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends. Struggling with his own identity, Frankie begins to scour hookup sites for older men. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he begins meeting men 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. Eliza Hittman’s award-winning Sundance hit is a powerful character study that is as visually stunning as it is evocative.

Laemmle Theatres will show the short film NEW BALLS PLEASE before all screenings of BEACH RATS. Synopsis: Defending tennis champion Kurt Bruckner is struggling to stay in a quarter final game against up and coming young star Jorge Romeo. Kurt loses his serve and his temper when Jorge inadvertently triggers an unexpected court side competition.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 9.08.17 - 9.21.17
NoHo 7, 9.08.17 - 9.14.17
Rated R
Runtime: 98 min
Language: English

Director: Eliza Hittman
Cast: Harris Dickinson, Kate Hodge, Madeline Weinstein
FEATURED REVIEW: April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly
In the outer stretches of Brooklyn, where city streets meet the sea, 19-year-old Frankie sits hunched over in the dark in his parents’ basement, cruising for older men on the internet. The brim of his hat barely lets us see his eyes. He’s not furiously masturbating or dro...