Step (2017)
First screened in August 2017
Director: Amanda Lipitz. Documentary about several members of the first senior class of the all-black Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, focusing on their commitment to competitive step-dancing but also their struggles to graduate. Interview subjects include Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Paula Dofat, and Gari McIntyre.

Twitter Capsule: Other movies in this genre have delved deeper but this one's got spirit, humor, darkness, and flint. These girls! This school!

VOR:   Won't give fellow documentarians many new ideas, but several people, especially young black girls and their advocates, will treasure this film.

Photo © 2017 Fox Searchlight Pictures/Impact Partners/
Stick Figure Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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