“I Didn’t Make It for Sundance”: Amanda Lipitz on Her Film “Step”

“I didn’t make it for Sundance, I didn’t make it for Fox Searchlight, I made it for the young women in it… I just wanted them to have been proud to have been a part of it and glad that they trusted me with their stories.”

Amanda Lipitz on her film “Step,” which documents the lives of seniors on a girls’ high school dance team against the backdrop of inner-city Baltimore. From “I Made it for the Young Women in It” by Nick Allen, Rogerebert.com, August 2, 2017. Their school–and their step dancing—are the girls’ path to college. The film received wide commercial distribution.