dir. Anna Rose Holmer / USA / 2016 / 72 minutes
Newcomer Royalty Hightower stars as Toni, a young boxer who joins a dance troupe, in this fresh and unique coming-of-age drama from writer/director Anna Rose Holmer. When the other dancers begin having mysterious seizures and turning them into routines, Toni must decide if she is willing to give up the control she craves in order to fit it. Spirituality, self-discovery, and a dreamlike sense of realism are blended in the rhythms of the dance performances and in the editing. Both Hightower and Holmer have garnered critical acclaim on the festival circuit for the confidence and assured nature of their contributions to the film.