|THE FITS (director/writer: Anna Rose Holmer; screenwriter: story by Saela Davis, Lisa Kjerulff & Anna Rose Holmer/; cinematographer: Paul Yee; editor: Saela Davis; music: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans; cast: Royalty Hightower (Toni), Alexis Neblett (Beezy), Da’Sean Minor (Jermaine), Lauren Gibson (Maia), Makyla Burnam (Legs), Inayah Rodgers (Karisma), Antonio A.B. Grant Jr. (Donté); Runtime: 72; MPAA Rating: NR; producers: Anna Rose Holmer, Lisa Kjerulff; Oscilloscope Laboratories; 2015-France-in English)|
psychological portrait of growing up in Cincinnati’s
by Dennis Schwartz
The modest allegory of a sweet adolescent adroitly dealing with a competitive teen world and a possibly diseased outside world proves to be a well-documented abstract portrait of growing up as an outsider and wanting recognition for her skills.
An electrifying performance by Royalty Hightower keeps the atmospheric minimalist film grounded in the black culture and black aspirations. The small film aims small and hits all its marks.
REVIEWED ON 12/21/2016 GRADE: B
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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