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Opening Night Party & Screening
February 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm$12 – $20
Join us for the opening of the 9th Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival!
5:30pm Enjoy delicious treats and beverages provided by Campus Fine Wines and Amos House: More Than A Meal Catering.
7:00pm screening: Short ’n Sweet Shorts A sensitively curated shorts reel for even the youngest ones to enjoy.
7:15pm screening: STEP
This Sundance Award-winning documentary will put pep in your step! STEP (or step-dancing) is a corporeal form of storytelling that originated during the slave trade when slaves used footsteps, hand claps and call-and-response songs to communicate and spread vital news. STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high school step team in inner-city Baltimore as they try to become the first in their families to attend college. For them, Step is a call to action: Get focused! Work hard! Be empowered! The girls strive to attain their dreams against a backdrop of social unrest.
Ages 10+ (coarse language) / USA / 2017 / In English / Dir. Amanda Lipitz / 83 min
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• Sundance Film Festival “Special Jury Prize ” 2017
• Wisconsin Film Festival “Best Documentary Feature” 2017
• Cinetopia Film Festival “Audience Choice Award Best Documentary” 2017
• AFI Docs Festival “Audience Choice Award Best Documentary” 2017