PANORA 13 APRIL 18.30
Director: Amanda Lipitz Country: USA Year: 2017 Runtime: 83 minutes Language: English Subtitles: None Genre: Documentary
Set against the backdrop of Baltimore’s inner city, Step chronicles
the senior year of a girls’ high school step dance team. Empowered
by their teachers, coaches, families, and each other, they strive to win a championship and go to college. Deeply insightful and inspiring, this powerful film embodies the true meaning of sisterhood through a story of courageous young women worth cheering for.
Lipitz is a Tony award-winning producer and knows how to catch the pulse and the excitement of the dance competition but it is the heart wrenching moments, the mothers desperate for their daughters’ lives to be so much better than their own, that sustain the film.
Caught between fragile hopes for the future and the legacy of a
segregated past, the sisterhood of black women is what pulls them
This is an unapologetically uplifting film, thankfully shorn of sentimentality and peopled with utterly inspiring women.
The screening is presented in collaboration with Folkets Bio Malmö / Cinema Panora!
Original title: Step Screenplay: Amanda Lipitz Producer: Steven Cantor, Amanda Lipitz Sales: Park Circus