My final film of the Florida Film Festival was the documentary "Step". I am not a huge fan of step dancing, but the trailers of the film gave me the feeling that this film would be more than just a dancing documentary.
The story of the film is definitely interesting. For fans of the dance style, the film does offer insight on the performances of the subject group. The focus, however, is on their personal life, and this was the more interesting part to me. The social commentary is deeply rooted in racism, specifically the 2014 conflict in Baltimore. There is also a lot of exploration on the socioeconomic status of the subjects, and their quests to get into college.
The filmmaking of the film had its ups and downs for me. The cinematography is a little rough, going out of focus every once and a while and having some unnecessary zooms. The editing and music choices in the film, though, are absolutely amazing. This can be expected of a dancing documentary, but this film went way above and beyond.
Overall, I did like "Step" a lot. It is an interesting documentary with a lot of social commentary and interesting subjects. The only thing that I didn't love in the film was its camerawork.
Big Tuna's Rating: A-
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters at a film festival.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably.
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