DIRECTOR: ANNA ROSE HOLMER
CAST: ROYALTY HIGHTOWER, ALEXIS NEBLETT, MAKYLA BURNAM, LAUREN GIBSON, ANTONIO A.B. GRANT JR.
SCREENPLAY - SAELA DAVIS, ANNA ROSE HOLMER, LISA KJERULFF
CINEMATOGRAPHY - PAUL YEE
In Anna Rose Holmer’s dazzling, Cincinnati-set debut feature, eleven-year-old tomboy Toni (mesmerizing newcomer Royalty Hightower) spends her afternoons boxing at a gym with her older brother. Bewitched by the power and confidence of a tight-knit dance group also practicing there, Toni begins to eagerly absorb their routines, and even pierces her own ears in an effort to fit in. But when a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance becomes more complicated and perhaps dangerous. Gorgeously shot and with a hypnotic score, The Fits is a transformative experience and a singular portrait of adolescence.
An Oscilloscope Laboratories release