(55 Water St., New York, NY 10041)
near Coenties Slip
55 Water St., New York, NY 10041
|8:00PM||Live performance by the Q-Kidz|
|10:00PM||Q&A with Filmmaker Anna Rose Holmer|
The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer | USA | 72 min.)
Eleven-year-old Toni is a tomboy who is drawn from boxing with her brother to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance becomes more complicated in this marvelous portrait of adolescence.
Presented in Partnership with: Oscilloscope Laboratories. In theaters June 3rd.
Anna Rose Holmer (Director/Writer/Producer) was listed as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2015.” Her narrative directorial debut, THE FITS (Venice International Film Festival 2015), is a selection of the Venice Biennale College 2014/2015 and the Sundance Institute Editing Intensive Fellowship. She recently produced Jody Lee Lipes’s BALLET 422 (Tribeca Film Festival 2014, Magnolia Pictures) and Mike Plunkett’s SALERO (IDFA 2015). With filmmaker Matt Wolf, Anna co-directed and produced A BALLET IN SNEAKERS: JEROME ROBBINS AND OPUS JAZZ, a companion documentary to NY Export: Opus Jazz, (SXSW 2010 Emerging Visions Audience Award) which aired on the PBS Great Performances/Dance in America Series. Anna’s first documentary feature, TWELVE WAYS TO SUNDAY, was one of ten films to participate in IFP’s 2009 Documentary Filmmaker Lab and premiered with Rooftop Films in 2010.