The Fits

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USA | 2015 | 72 minutes | Anna Rose Holmer

July 8 - 14, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thu July 14
Gripping, hallucinatory, and thrillingly kinetic, this tale of adolescent mass hysteria is set in a black Cincinnati neighborhood where an 11-year-old tomboy (newcomer Royalty Hightower in a sublime performace) joins an elite dance drill team at her local rec center and discovers that her newfound friends suffer from terrifying episodes known as "the fits."

"A confident blend of performance, kineticism, and tone, it has a pulse all its own, born of passion and curiosity, and a healthy dose of psychological mystery to boot." - Robert Abele, TheWrap

"A singular first feature from the young director Anna Rose Holmer, who's made a movie that can feel like a memory." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"All ups with no downs, it's a motion picture in the truest sense of the term. I've never seen anything quite like it and I loved every one of its 72 minutes." – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"The Fits riffs on the power and mystery of adolescent beauty, and on the joy of what it means to move." – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine

  • Director: Anna Rose Holmer
  • Principal Cast: Royalty Hightower, Makyla Burnam, Lauren Gibson, Alexis Neblett, Da'Sean Minor
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 72 minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English