The Fits follows Toni, a tomboyish boxer, who lands a spot on an after-school drill team in Cincinnati’s West End. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team soon after Toni joins, she gains a new and frightening perspective of herself. The Fits is a truly original and hypnotic portrait of a young girl taking her first powerful steps towards womanhood.
Date: Friday, February 10, 6PM
Location: Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall
Anna Rose Holmer 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.