added: Thu, Feb 9th '17
For something as seemingly innocuous as a teen boy looking at himself in the mirror, the new teaser trailer for the indie drama "Beach Rats" effectively gives off an ominous air of mystery and foreboding.
Though it's a tale about a young Brooklyn teen exploring his sexuality and his secret relationships with older men over the course of a fateful summer, "Beach Rats" isn't a typical coming-out movie. Because much of it is filmed as a visually hypnotic and haunting exploration of a teen (played here by British newcomer Harris Dickinson) struggling with his sexual identity.
Filmmaker Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love) writes and directs "Beach Rats," for which she received a Directing Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Since then its Park City debut, the film has been generating strong word-of-mouth and reviews.
"Beach Rats" will be released later in the year.
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.
directed by Eliza Hittman
starring Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Eric Potempa, Anton Selyaninov, Frank Hakaj, Nicole Flyus, David Ivanov, Harrison Sheehan, Neal Huff
release date 2017