A Documentary on a Baltimore Step Team Was a Hit at Sundance

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Step (photo by Naysa Reames via Sundance)

Some of the buzz at Sundance is being directed toward a Baltimore step team.

The documentary “Step,” which chronicles a year in the life of a Step team from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, seems poised for a breakout with the reviews coming out of Utah.

The Salt Lake Tribune said it was “one of the biggest crowd-pleasers” of this year’s festival. Amanda Liptiz’s doc follows a trio of seniors who call themselves LLOB (the Lethal Ladies of BLSYW) as they compete around Maryland. They’re preparing for college as well as the competition.

One sign that it’s for real is that it’s getting compared to previously successful films. Variety’s Geoff Berkshire was equally praising, saying to, “Call it ‘Hoop Dreams’ for the social media generation.” Hollywood Reporter dropped “Bring it On.”

It sounds like there will be more, as Sundance was the first festival where it was shown.



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