*Director will attend Q&A after 23/9 screening.
The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women opened in 2009 with a mandate to send every student to college, despite the barriers that their home lives and community might present. Now, as the first class enters its senior year, the stakes are high to achieve that purpose. The film follows three irrepressible seniors and their "Lethal Ladies" step dance team as they navigate a nerve-wracking college application process and strive to elevate the creative outlet that keeps them united and fighting to reach their goals.
2017 Sundance Film Festival: U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking
Amanda Lipitz is a Tony Award–winning producer whose Broadway credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde, The Performers, A View From the Bridge, and The Humans. She was also executive producer and creator for MTV's Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods. Lipitz received a BFA in theatre from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is now on the Board of Trustees at the university. STEP is her feature directorial debut.