Director: Amanda Lipitz; US, 2017; 83 min.
Step chronicles the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city. Called “Hoop Dreams for the social media generation” (Variety) and “emotionally involving” and “a great story of adversity, struggle and elevating achievement” (The Hollywood Reporter), Step received a Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it was this year’s definitive crowd-pleaser. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight.
Thursday, March 30th @ 8 P.M.
Screening followed by Q&A with Director Amanda Lipitz via Skype
Davis Theater - 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625