2017 | USA | PG | 83 min.


State Theatre Fri, Jul 28, 2017 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Documentary
Release Year:2017
Runtime:83 min.
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Amanda Lipitz
Produced by:Steven Cantor
Amanda Lipitz
Cinematography:Casey Regan
Editing By:Arielle Davis
Penelope Falk


Inspiring as all get out and joyous as can be, this wildly entertaining documentary about a high school dance team working their way to the top while struggling with the realities of being black students in Baltimore is a captivating film that recalls the illuminating richness of “Hoop Dreams” and the infectious spirit of “Bring It On.” Director Amada Lipitz focuses on three “Lethal Ladies” from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women during a high stakes year as they chase their dreams of dance glory and college admission. Facing situations at home they can’t control—all in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray that brought Black Lives Matter protests to their streets—step practice is a nurturing space where friends become sisters and team becomes family. You’ll be moved by their stories, and marvel at the passion, skill, and purity of self-expression they bring to the floor—they slay! It’s touching, it’s empowering, and Lipitz straight up nails each and every step. Stories this great just don’t come along every day. Don’t miss it.

Hagerty (Fri)

This film is specially priced as our Centerpiece at $25.