The Fits

The Fits
  • 2016
  • US
  • 73 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anna Rose Holmer
  • Cast: Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da’Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson, Makyla Burnam, Inayah Rodgers, Antonio A.B. Grant Jr., The Q-Kidz Dance Team
  • UK release: 24 February 2017

Toni (Hightower) is an 11-year-old African-American girl who becomes fascinated with a dance troupe at her brother’s boxing club; but the dancers then start having mysterious seizures. Beautifully rendered, gloriously imaginative coming of age story about the process of forming friendships; Hightower is superb.

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Filmhouse, Edinburgh (0.0 miles)

88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
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Kinokulture, Oswestry (0.0 miles)

9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1JN
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Thu 4 May

A psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni—a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End. 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 is twisted.

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The Fits

20 Feb 20174 stars

Newcomer Royalty Hightower shines in a dance-themed coming-of-ager from Anna Rose Holmer

The physical and mental strength of an 11-year-old African-American girl coming of age and learning her limits in Cincinnati is beautifully rendered in Anna Rose Holmer's debut narrative feature, set in the world of competitive dancing. It doesn't…

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