*Beach Rats.* 2017. USA. Directed by Eliza Hittman. Courtesy of Neon Rated

Beach Rats. 2017. USA. Directed by Eliza Hittman. 95 min.

Eliza Hittman follows up her acclaimed debut It Felt Like Love with this sensitive chronicle of sexual becoming. Frankie (a breakout Harris Dickinson), a bored teenager living in South Brooklyn, regularly haunts the Coney Island boardwalk with his boys—trying to score weed, flirting with girls, killing time. But he spends his late nights dipping his toes into the world of online cruising, connecting with older men and exploring the desires he harbors but doesn’t yet fully understand. Sensuously lensed on 16mm by cinematographer Hélène Louvart, Beach Rats presents a colorful and textured world roiling with secret appetites and youthful self-discovery. A Neon release.

  1. Saturday, March 18,
    6:30 p.m.

    T1, Theater 1
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Followed by a discussion with Hittman
  2. Friday, March 17,
    6:45 p.m.

    The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center
This film accompanies New Directors/New Films 2017.