The Fits

BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmThe Fits

The Fits
DirectorAnna Rose Holmer
Running Time1HR 12MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Tomboy Toni lands a spot on the Lionesses Dance Team, but when members of the group begin to experience a series of mysterious spasms -- "the fits" -- she fears how far she must go to fit in.

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. 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 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 mesmerising score, The Fits is a transformative experience and a marvellous portrait of adolescence.
"Though female adolescence has previously featured in cinema it is hard to recall one of such thought-provoking precision, vision and invention.” ★★★★ - Matthew Anderson, Cinevue