Don’t miss out: Amanda Lipitz’ 2017 film, Step is screening FOR FREE at Hot Docs Cinema on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30 PM. 

This powerful film takes place in an inner-city Baltimore high school, where access to quality education doesn’t come easily to some students. Step documents the senior year of an all-girls step dance team; as each student tries to become the first in their family to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success amidst social unrest in their troubled city. 

This free screening is in support of My Class Needs, a charity that creates innovative learning opportunities and experiences for K-12 students in Canadian publicly funded schools. Donations will be accepted at the door to support classrooms in need of learning tools and technology. The screening will be followed by a discussion and pitch by Toronto teachers to support their classroom projects.

Tickets for Step can be obtained online or at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Box Office (maximum two free tickets per person). 

If you miss this film, there is never a shortage of fantastic programming at Hot Docs on Bloor. In conjunction with Black History Month, Game Changers will be happening at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema all month long, paying tribute to Black cultural visionaries and innovators. Check out the full schedule here.