Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni (a showstopping Royalty Hightower) is bewitched by the tight-knit dance team she sees practicing in the same Cincinnati gymnasium where she boxes. Enamored 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 from a distance, 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 and with a mesmerizing score, THE FITS is a transformative experience and a marvelous portrait of adolescence.

SCREENING: Crowley Theater - THUR 7/14 - 5:30 PM

Narrative Feature

Anna Rose Holmer
was listed as one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" in 2015. Her narrative directorial debut, The Fits (2015 Venice International Film Festival, 2016 Sundance Film Festival), is a selection of the Venice Biennale College-Cinema 2014/2015 and the Sundance Institute Editing Intensive Fellowship. She recently produced Jody Lee Lipes' Ballet 422 (2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Magnolia Pictures) and Mike Plunkett's Salero (2015 IDFA).



Written, Produced & Directed by Anna Rose Holmer
Story by
Anna Rose Holmer, Saela Davis & Lisa Kjerulff
Produced by Lisa Kjerulff
Royalty Hightower as Toni
Alexis Neblett as Beezy
Da'Sean Minor as Jermaine
Lauren Gibson as Maia
Makyla Burnam as Legs
Inayah Rodgers as Karisma
Antonio A.B. Grant, Jr. as Donte
And Featuring
The Q-Kidz Dance Team as The Lionesses
Cinematography by Paul Yee
Production Designer Charlotte Royer
Edited by Saela Davis
Associate Producer Marquicia Jones-Woods
Choreography by Mariah and Chariah Jones
Movement Consultant Celia Rowlson-Hall
Music by
Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans
Costume Designer Zachary Sheets
Hair by Billay Martin
Toni’s Hair by LaDonna Ford
Make-up by Danielle Mueller
1st Assistant Director Annalise Lockhart
2nd Assistant Director Jack Grimmett
Production Manager Ryan Sweeney
Script Supervisor Carlos Zozaya