Join us at Tribeca Flashpoint College as IFP Chicago screens a DOUBLE FEATURE
Two of the 2017 Film Independent's Spirit Awards nominees in the category of Best First Feature
Tribeca Flashpoint College: 28 N Clark Street #500, Chicago, IL 60602
THE FITS @ 6pm | THE WITCH @ 7:30pm | Q&A following each screening
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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