Oscilloscope Laboratories has set a summer 2016 USA release for its portrait of female adolescence, "The Fits," from director Anna Rose Holmer, her feature film debut, based on a script she co-wrote with Saela Davis and Lisa Kjerulff.
Told from the perspective of a young tomboy, "The Fits" follows Toni, an 11-year-old assimilating into a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End, when a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, and her desire for acceptance is twisted.
The festival darling, and critically-acclaimed drama (which made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last year) stars Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da’Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson, Makyla Burnam, and Inayah Rodgers.
“We connected strongly with Oscilloscope’s passion and vision for the film and are honored to be working with their dedicated team to bring ‘The Fits’ to audiences," director Holmer said in a previous statment.
Oscillioscope’s Dan Berger added: “’The Fits’ is exactly the type of film that Oscilloscope was created to champion – the masterfully executed result of a purely singular filmmaking vision. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to release it and equally thrilled to see what Anna does next.”
The film was produced by Lisa Kjerulff and Holmer.
Nijla Mumin screened the film at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and reviewed it for this blog here.
Oscilloscope will open "The Fits" in New York on June 3rd and in LA on June 10.
Ahead of its release, S&A has been granted an exclusive first look at the film’s trailer, which is embedded below: