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After Sundance success, 'Step' director hopes Baltimore dance team continues to inspire

After Sundance success, 'Step' director hopes Baltimore dance team continues to inspire

Director Amanda Lipitz made waves at the Sundance Film Festival with her debut documentary "Step," which follows the step team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, and the lives, ambitions and creative expressions of three of its members.

The film premiered to great buzz and won a special jury prize for inspirational filmmaking. Fox Searchlight Pictures has also acquired worldwide distribution and remake rights to "Step," which promises more exposure.

But when asked about her recent accomplishments, Lipitz, an Owings Mills native, gave credit to the film's stars, each of whom has become an integral part of her life.

"The seed...

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