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An ebullient chronicle of a Baltimore girls step team’s senior year matches a fascinating, worthy subject with unabashedly joyful filmmaking. It’s a crowdpleasing winner” –Variety

At an inner-city Baltimore high school, in the neighborhood where Freddie Gray was killed by police, a group of girls is determined to graduate, and their dedicated teachers are doing all they can to make these dreams happen. And what helps them keep focus? Their dance team, which takes a turn towards social action when a new coach arrives. Amanda Lipitz’s crowd-pleasing, inspiring real-life tale, winner of awards at Sundance, Seattle, Hot Docs and AFI, follows these remarkable young women as they overcome hurdle after hurdle, en route to the regional dance championship. (U.S., 2017, 83m)

Starts August 18