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Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Repertory Series ArchiveRecent Raves (Fall 2016)

The Fits

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THE FITS – dir Anna Rose Holmer


(2015) dir Anna Rose Holmer w/Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Inayah Rodgers, Da’Sean Minor, Makyla Burnam, Lauren Gibson [72 min; DCP]
This lyrical, nearly-perfect debut film follows Toni (Hightower), a young tomboy who hangs out at the local community center helping her brother tend to the boxing ring, as she becomes increasingly fascinated by the competitive dance troupe that practices there. Toni’s decision to join the troupe coincides with mysterious fainting fits that start to strike the members and she finds herself exposed to more than just the first flush of adolescence.

“★★★★! A nearly perfect thing, made with such assurance that every shot holds weight and widens your heart… What independent moviemaking should be and can be in this country.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“The Fits is more than a transporting film experience. It’s cinema poetry in motion.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

NYT Critics Pick NYT Critics’ Pick “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

“The Fits” and its electrifying young star give getting in formation renewed meaning, with inspiring, self-assured verve.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“‘The Fits’ pulls you in and won’t let go.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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