Feature Film Program
A Brooklyn teen spends his summer scoring weed, flirting with girls & cruising for older men online.
$15 Online or at the Door
Thu Aug 17 8:00 PM
Eliza Hittman | U.S.A. | 98
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.
5 Films About Technology
Peter Huang | Canada | 5
Facebook has changed the way people interact with each other.Apple has created a second life for human beings on their devices.Google has the capacity to change the world as we know it. And yet, when it comes down to it, some people just want access to high speed porn whenever they want.5 Films About Technology is an anthology short that takes a darkly comic look at the absurd realities of how modern technology affects our lives today.
Sam Evian, (born Sam Griffin Owens) is a New York-based songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Premium, Sam’s debut on Saddle Creek records, won audience and critical notice for songs that included the first single and video “Sleep Easy” (https://youtu.be/tqjVCNMTd_k). Premium’s release saw Sam Evian (Brian Betancourt on bass, Austin Vaughn on drums, and Adam Brisbin on guitar – often joined by Hannah Cohen for additional vocals) touring throughout the year with Whitney, Big Thief, Teenage Fanclub, Lucius, Rubblebucket and Luna, as well as headlining around the east coast. Sam Evian returns with a new track, “I Need You,” a collaboration with Chris Cohen, whose solo and band records with Deerhoof and The Curtains were early inspirations for Sam. The musical dialogue took place over five days in Cohen’s garage studio as they tracked together with Sam on guitar and Chris on drums, and then shared overdubs. The resulting three songs will appear throughout the year, and herald a return to writing and recording for the next Sam Evian full-length album.