While there has been no shortage of movies that sell the notion that dance is transformative, sometimes you need a documentary that takes you into the lives of performers to really feel that connection. And at the Sundance Film Festival this year, “Step” communicated with Special Jury Prize winning results how movements of the body could also move the heart.
Directed by Amanda Lipitz, making her debut, the film takes viewers to Baltimore, into the senior year of a high-school dance team. Here’s the official synopsis:
STEP documents 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.
“Step” opens on August 4th.