Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

STEP

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA
Run Time: 83 minutes

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STEP

The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women opened in 2009 with a mandate to send every student to college, despite the barriers 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 are never far, doing all 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 Film Festival

STEP

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 1:25 PM

Sidebars
AFRICAN DIASPORA
THE SPORTS SECTION
WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Amanda Lipitz

Producers
Steven Cantor, Amanda Lipitz

Cinematography
Casey Regn

Editing
Penelope Falk

Director Bio
Amanda Lupitz is a Tony Award-winning producer whose Broadway credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde, The Performers, A View From the Bridge, and The Humans. She was also executive producer and creator for MTV's Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods. Lipitz received a B.F.A. in Theater from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is now on the Broad of Trustees at the university. STEP is her feature directorial debut.

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STEP (2016)

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