STEP

Invited

STEP follows three students at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women over the course of their senior year. The school, founded in 2009, is based on the precept that all of its pupils will go on to attend college. As the inaugural class prepares to graduate, pressures are high for Cori, Blessin, and Tayla, but they are not alone. Counselor Paula Dofat is determined to help them reach higher education, no matter how much effort or tough love is involved. They also find support and a creative outlet through their school step dance team, the “Lethal Ladies.” With the intrepid Coach G pushing them to excellence, the step team becomes a welcome escape, and together, the women are determined to be a competitive threat during the season ahead. Moving between practice, home, and school, the film captures the complex struggles in each of these women’s young lives, underscoring just how hard it is to attain your dreams when other forces stand in the way. Highlighting inspiring connections and vibrant performances, this dynamic film may just rouse you to your feet. ST

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Director

Amanda Lipitz

Producers

Steven Cantor, Amanda Lipitz

Editor

Penelope Falk

Cinematographer

Casey Regan

Release Year

2016

Festival Year

2017

Country

United States

Run Time

83 minutes

Subtitled

No