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Sundance winner “Step” screens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row

It's set against the backdrop of the Black Lives Matter movement and the death of Freddie Gray

Step — Photo: Fox Searchlight

Recognized with a special jury award at this year’s Sundance and also the Audience Award winner as Best Feature at AFI Docs, Amanda Lipitz’s documentary tells the story of a group of high school girls in Baltimore striving to better their lives.

Set against the backdrop of the Black Lives Matter movement and the unrest following the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray, Step follows three seniors from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women as they prepare to compete in a local step competition and get ready to be the first from their families to attend college.

Opens Friday, Aug. 4. Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. Call 301-652-7273 or visit landmarktheatres.com.

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Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.