Step

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Tue, Apr 25, 2017 7:20 PM
Capri Theater Fri, Apr 28, 2017 5:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Documentaries
Women and Film
Tags:Documentary
Dance
Women Directors
Education
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2017
Runtime:83 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Fox Searchlight Pictures
Cast/Crew
Director:Amanda Lipitz
Producer:Steven Cantor
Amanda Lipitz
Cinematographer:Casey Regan
Editor:Penelope Falk
Composer:Laura Karpman
Raphael Saadiq
Filmography:Debut Feature

Description

Step chronicles the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.  These young women find a unity through their team that pushes them to challenge themselves on and off the stage. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. This all female school is reshaping the futures of its students’ lives by making it their goal to have every member of their senior class accepted to and graduate from college, many of whom will be the first in their family to do so.  Emotionally inspiring, Step embodies the true meaning of sisterhood through a story of courageous young women worth cheering for.

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


Director’s Biography

Amanda Lipitz is a Tony Award Winning Broadway producer and documentary filmmaker. Her first foray into Broadway producing was at the age of 24 with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. For Broadway, she has produced Legally Blonde The Musical, Modern Orthodox, and A View from the Bridge, for which she won a Tony award.