It Felt Like Love

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It Felt Like Love

  • 2013
  • Directed By: Eliza Hittman
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama
  • 82 Minutes
  1. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 7:00 p.m.
  2. Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:30 p.m.
Image from the movie It Felt Like Love
During an uneventful summer on the outskirts of Brooklyn, Lila, a lonely fourteen-year-old from Gravesend, turns her attentions to Sammy, an older thug she sees at Rockaway beach. Wanting something to brag about, she weaves a story about him and becomes fixated on seeing it realized. When her attempts fail, she propels the lie even further, claiming they’ve had sex. During her sexual quest, Lila turns from predator to prey. It Felt Like Love captures the confusing emotions and developing identity of an adolescent girl that explores what could euphemistically be called love. Contains graphic nudity, language and sexual situations. (2K DCP presentation)


Director Eliza Hittman is scheduled to be present at the December 5th screening.

Eliza Hittman is an award-winning filmmaker, born and based in New York City. She received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, School of Film / Video (2010). Her short films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, the British Film Institute, BAMcinemaFEST, and the Guggenheim (Bilbao). Her short film Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight was listed on Indiewire Magazine’s list of “the Best of the Best” at Sundance in 2011. Her debut feature film It Felt Like Love was voted one of the Top Ten films at Sundance by Film Comment by Laura Kern. She is one of Filmmaker Magazine’s '25 New Faces of Indie Film of 2013' and is also an alumna of Indiana University.