11-year-old African-American tomboy Toni joins a dance team and struggles to find acceptance.
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Dir Anna Rose Holmer
With Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Makyla Burnam, Lauren Gibson
A punchy portrait of 11-year-old Toni, an African-American tomboy from Cincinnati who joins a tightly knit dance team. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance is thwarted.
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