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. This award-winning Sundance hit from filmmaker Eliza Hittman (IT FELT LIKE LOVE) is a powerful character study that is as visually stunning as it is evocative.
“Eliza Hittman's second feature is very much the work of a filmmaker with her own distinctive voice, combining moody poetry with textural sensuality to evoke the dangerous recklessness that often accompanies sexual discovery.” —David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter “Fully delivering on the promise of her rough-diamond debut IT FELT LIKE LOVE, Hittman’s sophomore feature…thoughtfully negotiates the maelstrom of clashing conditions and uncertainties in its protagonist’s psyche.” —Guy Lodge, Variety
Preceded by the short film "No Balls Please" (Dir. Richard James, UK, 2004, 3 min., NR, DCP)
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