Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Anna Rose Holmer. 2016, 72 mins. DCP. With Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da’Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson. Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni hangs out at a community center in Cincinnati, Ohio, taking boxing lessons with her older brother Jermaine and growing curious about the all-girl dance group down the hall. Slowly she edges into the group, working hard to learn routines and socialize with older girls while remaining true to herself. But when a wave of mysterious fainting spells begins to plague the team, Toni grows more and more confused about what it might take to fit in. Nominated for two breakthrough Gotham Awards for director Anna Rose Holmer and young actress Royalty Hightower, who gives a kinetic, quietly charismatic performance for the ages.
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