Saturday, April 29

Special Events ArchiveIndependent Film Festival Boston 2017

Step

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2017still_step

New England Premiere

Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 83 minutes
Director: Amanda Lipitz
Website: www.foxsearchlight.com/stepmovie/
Twitter: @stepthemovie
Facebook: stepislife

Screening Supported by: Roxbury International Film Festival

The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women opened in 2009 with a mandate to send every student to college, despite the barriers that their home lives and community might present. Now, as the first class enters its senior year, the stakes are high to achieve that purpose. The film follows three irrepressible seniors and their “Lethal Ladies” step dance team as they navigate a nerve-wracking college application process and strive to elevate the creative outlet that keeps them united and fighting to reach their goals. STEP hones in on the trials and triumphs of these tenacious young women, as well as their relationships with the women who champion and challenge them: their mothers, an unstoppable college counselor, and a no-nonsense step coach. These mentors are never far, doing all that they can to enable achievement, often with the odds stacked against them. This founding class is wrestling with life at the brink of their independence, always to a contagious beat that is haunting and universal. — Sundance

“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cheer.” – ScreenDaily

“This ebullient chronicle of a Baltimore girls step team’s senior year matches a fascinating, worthy subject with unabashedly joyful filmmaking.” – Variety

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