BEACH RATS is an indie drama film directed by Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love). It was screened in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won The Directing Award.
The film centers on Frankie (Harris Dickinson), an aimless youth on the outer edges of Brooklyn, struggling to escape his bleak home life and navigating questions of self-identity. Frankie spends his summer balancing his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online. As Frankie’s competing desires begin to consume him, his decisions leave him hurtling towards irreparable consequences.
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