VENICE BIENNALE PRESENTS // The Fits w/ Live Cheer Squad
Run Time: 72 min.
Doors Open 6:30 p.m., Event Starts 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.
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A mysterious outbreak plagues a tight-knit teen dance team and the rest is cinematic history. See the breakout film that blew minds and kept audiences talking about what is really going on with these powerful teenage girls. McDaniel High School Cheer Squad will perform a cheer prior to the screening.
2015. Directed by Anna Rose Holmer. Runtime: 72 minutes.
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.
Venice Biennale College Cinema Program
Venice Biennale’s College Cinema Program has launched the careers of some of the best and brightest cinematic risk takers from all over the world. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of this incredible program, we welcome Biennale College Cinema Program heads Savina Neirotti & Jane Williams who will be there to introduce each screening, selecting three films from the program that were wildly influential and ahead of their time to be featured alongside Portland-based artists and performers each putting their unique spin on the work!