Taglines: A real life story.
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.
Step (sometimes stylized STEP) is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Amanda Lipitz, focusing on a girls’ Baltimore high school dance team. It won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2017 AFI Docs Festival. It was released in theaters on August 4, 2017.
Directed by: Amanda Lipitz
Starring: Paula Dofat, Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon
Cinematography by: Casey Regan
Film Editing by: Penelope Falk
Music by: Laura Karpman, Raphael Saadiq
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some language.
Distributed by: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release Date: August 4, 2017