The Fits

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Wed, Apr 20, 2016 9:25 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sat, Apr 23, 2016 5:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$10.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$7.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- New American Visions
- Women and Film
Tags:Coming-of-Age
Mystery
Dance
Drama
Women Directors
Voice Category:Cinematic Science(?)
Release Year:2015
Runtime:72 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Website:OFFICIAL WEBPAGE
Print Source:Oscilloscope Pictures
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/134321235
Cast/Crew
Director:Anna Rose Holmer
Producer:Lisa Kjerulff
Anna Rose Holmer
Cinematographer:Paul Yee
Screenwriter:Anna Rose Holmer
Saela Davis
Lisa Kjerulff
Editor:Saela Davis
Composer:Danny Bensi
Saunder Jurriaans
Principal Cast:Royalty Hightower
Alexis Neblett
Da'Sean Minor
Lauren Gibson
Makyla Burnam
Inayah Rodgers
Filmography:Debut Feature

Description

Anna Rose Holmer’s The Fits finds a girl’s coming-of-age story in a very unlikely place: a boxing gym in Cincinnati’s West End. Toni is an 11-year-old girl who trains at the gym with her older brother, but she finds herself drawn to the girls drill team in the adjacent gym. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance takes a new turn. Visually captivating, both Holmer and young lead Royalty Hightower are talents to watch.


Press

"An abstract portrait of adolescent emotional dynamics, 'The Fits' uses precise aesthetics to convey the alienation — and longing for social inclusion — of an 11-year-old tomboy trapped between two worlds." - Variety

"Such acute attention to purely cinematic detail distinguishes Anna Rose Holmer's debut feature." - Slant Magazine