THE FITS: 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.
THE WITCH: Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition — painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin — in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy — and supported by mesmerizing camerawork and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.
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Each Wednesday, from January 18 to February 8, we will be screening a nominee at Tribeca Flashpoint College starting at 6pm Join us for the screening and help celebrate the year's best in independent film. Learn more about the Best First Feature nominees HERE and read our full screening schedule below!
January 18 | SWISS ARMY MAN, 6pm
February 1 | CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER, 6pm
February 8 | OTHER PEOPLE, 6pm