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24 Feb 2017 – 23 Mar 2017
Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni is bewitched by the tight-knit dance team she sees practicing in the same Cincinnati gymnasium where she boxes. Enamoured by the power and confidence of the strong community of girls, Toni spends less and less time boxing with her older brother, and instead eagerly absorbs the dance routines and masters drills, 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.
Gorgeously shot with a mesmerizing score, The Fits is a transformative experience and a marvellous portrait of adolescence.
The Fits, dir. Anna Rose Holmer, USA 2015, 72 mins
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