It Felt Like Love
May 09 - May 15, 2014
(Eliza Hittman, U.S.A, 2013, DCP, 82 min.)
Eliza Hittman’s debut feature landed her on Filmmaker Magazine's 25 faces of Independent Cinema list. Set in Brooklyn, it concerns 14-year old Lila (the brilliant Gina Pierasanti), who, utterly neglected by her father, is left alone to break out of her awkward adolescent shackles (by emulating her far more promiscuous friend). Lila’s pursuit of a boyfriend from the wrong side of the tracks leads to circumstances that may be inevitable, but, in Hittman's sensitive handling, never stray into the realm of judgment.
"emphatically local and personal, a kind of case study in adolescence. . .with a girl's perspective." —Seattle Weekly