Shortly after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last January, word got out that Fox Searchlight had a gem in Amanda Lipitz’s documentary Step. Many of us have waited months for our first glimpse, and boy was the reveal worth the wait.
Set in the midst of social unrest in inner-city Baltimore, Step documents a group of high school seniors who find pride and purpose in their step dance team. With each of them fighting their own battles, striving to be the first in their family to attend college, the woman work hard to make their dancing a success.
The trailer pulls at your heartstrings as you watch young women fight their personal demons and work to make the team better. Discussions with their principal regarding grades trigger a stream of emotion as their commitment to themselves is put to the test.
Step is set to empower when it hits theaters on August 4.