Director / Writer Eliza Hittman (Left)
Eliza Hittman is an award-winning filmmaker, born and based in Brooklyn, NY.
Her last film Beach Rats premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where she won the Directing Award. It premiered internationally at Locarno in the Golden Leopard Competition and was the Centerpiece Film at New Directors / New Films. Beach Rats was released domestically by NEON Rated, and was a New York Times Critics' Pick. It was the winner of the Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting, Outstanding Screenwriting in a U.S. Feature at Outfest, and the London Critics’ Circle Film Award for Young British/Irish Performer of the Year. In 2018, it was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Male Lead at the Independent Spirit awards and a Breakthrough Actor Award for the Gothams Awards. Her micro-budget feature film It Felt Like Love premiered at Sundance in 2013 in NEXT and was a New York Times Critic's Pick. She earned an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently an Assistant Professor of Film/Video at Pratt Institute. She is the recipient of the Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center, and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.
a new and radical heroic journey.
viscerally — gratifyingly — real
an intimate drama
a work of art
It needs to be seen.
a gem of a film
Flanigan and Ryder’s performances are outstanding
One hell of a journey
a quietly fierce argument about female sovereignty
Sidney Flanigan is a remarkable discovery
A film for this very moment
a story of stirring loyalty and fierce friendship
has the genuine potential to change hearts and minds.
a great lyrical odyssey
Flanigan’s screen debut is remarkable
comes alive with humanity