From the Sundance To The Big Screen
Step the movie makes a huge impact as it hit theaters August 4th. A documentary about Baltimore teens and their school is a big leap for women. The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women is an all-female school set in the heart of Baltimore, MD. The school’s step team, the Lethal Ladies, received Sundance acclaim when they premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. It received the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking and the Audience Award for Best Feature.
Baltimore is a city known for violence and drug abuse. Most recently, they were known for the riot in the result of the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody. The producer Amanda Lipitz has been following the girls around since their freshmen year. The team is from lower income areas where basic needs like electrify are hard to sustain.
The film received a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes stating that “Step tells an irresistibly crowd-pleasing story in a thoroughly absorbing way”. The A.V. Club states, “the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women itself is painted in the best light”. Step documents the senior year of the Lethal Ladies as they face the trials and tribulations of the area they live in. Baltimore is mainly known for the Riot from the wrongful death of Freddy Gray and drug filled series The Wire. These ladies fight to beat the odds against them to the first to attend and graduate from college in their families.
Step is sure to tug at your heart strings and leave you in tears, a ‘must see’ movie of the summer. Follow one of the members on Instagram to see some BTS things every now again of them on TV or traveling somewhere nearby you, maybe! Look to see if it's in a theater near you.
Check out the trailer below: