Amanda Lipitz really knows how to combine both excitement and nostalgia to cook up an empowering and motivational masterpiece. Our pick today is Step (2017), a 1 hour 23 minutes documentary film that will be added to Hulu’s catalogue.
Accolades and Reviews
Released in theaters on August 4 2017, Step centers on a girls' Baltimore high school dance team. The film has won a couple of accolades, including the Audience Award For Best Feature at the 2017 AFI Docs Festival and the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Apart from the winnings, Step has been well received by the audience, scoring 70% on IMDb, 96% Rotten Tomatoes and 3.7/5 on Letterboxd. One top critic, Soraya Nadia McDonald from Andscape quotes, 'Step is the story of young girls who are beating the odds. After seeing it, I hope audiences remember these girls never have had to face such odds in the first place.'
Storyline and Cast Members
Step is a movie based on the real-life events of a girls’ high-school step team set in Baltimore. Even with odds against them, the young ladies still find joy and laughter on and off the stage. But they are not alone as they receive enormous support from their families, teachers, coaches, teammates and counselors. With that in mind, the step girls pursue their dream of winning a step championship and getting enrolled on college.
The stars featured in the docufilm include Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari McIntyre and Paula Dofat.
Step is produced by Lipitz in collaboration with Steven Cantor for Stick Figure Productions.
If you’re feeling low and demotivated this week, Step (2017) is definitely one film to help you get your groove back.