Traditionally, buzzworthy movies are acquired at Sundance, and then ordinary audiences wait for months and months, through further festival appearances and more, to get their own glimpse of the project that everyone is talking about. But newcomer distributors Neon aren’t playing by the traditional rules.

They’ve gone ahead and dropped the first teaser for the award-winning “Beach Rats.” Helmer Eliza Hittman (“It Felt Like Love“) picked up the Directing Award for U.S Dramatic Features for her film that follows Frankie, who comes of age and deals with his desires over the course of a summer. Here’s the official synopsis:

BEACH RATS 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.

Starring Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, and Kate Hodge, “Beach Rats” opens this fall.

  • John C. Lyons

    If it opens in the Fall, how is this release different from other distributors?