Amanda Lipitz’s “Step,” which won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking at Sundance 2017, follows a group of young women determined to be the first in their families to go to college. Set in Baltimore, these young women use their high school step team, Lethal Ladies, as an expressive outlet to cope with the hardships of home life and pressures of school work.
“Step” illustrates the determination of these young women. After seeing the film at Sundance, Fox Searchlight acquired “Step” for roughly $4 million. The film is scheduled for release on August 4, and Searchlight plans a feature adaptation.
To catch a glimpse of these young women, check out the trailer for “Step” below: