Nov. 3, 2016
Fall Film Festival: The Fits
[Update: This screening has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 3.]
The PROXY Fall Film Festival presents five FREE Friday night movies outdoors at the PROXY Walk-in Theater.
Directed by Anna Rose Holmer, 2016
“Cinema poetry in motion” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Toni is a young tomboy in a black Cincinnati neighborhood who trains as a boxer with her brother at a local community center. She becomes fascinated with an elite after-school dance team that also practices there. Enamored with their strength and confidence, Toni joins the dance group — eagerly learning routines, mastering drills, and even piercing her ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting and swooning spells, they call “the fits”, are embraced by the team as a peculiar rite of passage, Toni must decide how far she will go to fit in.