MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017
CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER
Discussion to follow with executive producer Geralyn Dreyfous, and director Amanda Lipitz (via Skype)
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, by Driftwood Kitchen, and music!
Dir. Amanda Lipitz | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2016 | 83 min. | Rated PG
The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women opened in 2009 with a mandate to send every student to college, despite the barriers that their home lives and community might present. As the first class enters its senior year, the stakes are high to achieve that purpose. Tony Award winner Amanda Lipitz (The Humans) connects us to three irrepressible seniors as they find their way through a nerve-racking college application process while keeping their step team—the “Lethal Ladies”—as fierce as ever.
Winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking
at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THIS FILM
Amanda Lipitz is a Tony Award winning Broadway producer and documentary filmmaker. Lipitz graduated with a BFA in Theatre from Tisch School of the Arts and now serves on the Board of the school. Most recently, Lipitz directed and produced the award-winning documentary STEP.
Geralyn Dreyfous is a distinguished artist and philanthropist, serving on the board of numerous initiatives and co-founding Impact Partners, a film coalition for social change. In addition, Dreyfous has taught documentary and narrative filmmaking at Harvard University and founded the Utah Film Center.
Thank you to the screening sponsors Dawn Porter & David Graff