Team's pursuit of glory, college admission featured in 'Step'

Team's pursuit of glory, college admission featured in 'Step'

Michelle Obama congratulating the students in "Step"
Michelle Obama congratulating the students in "Step"

"Step," a film featuring a high school step team working to change its culture, opens Aug. 18 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Also continuing to show is "Lady Macbeth."

Based on a true story, “Step” is set in an all-female school in the heart of Baltimore. School leaders, teachers, counselors and parents are working together to reshape the futures of the inner-city students, setting a goal to have every member of the senior class accepted to and graduate from college. If successful, many of the players will be the first members of their family to earn a degree.

Even when the world seems to work against them, the young women learn to laugh, love and thrive on and off the performance stage. Empowered by their community, the team chases their dreams to win a step championship and be accepted into college.

The Lincoln Southeast High School Step Chain Club will perform at the Ross prior to the 1 p.m. Aug. 19 screening of “Step.” Lincoln Public Schools students and faculty (with valid identification) will receive a reduced $5 admission to all screenings of the film.

“Step,” which shows through Aug. 31, is rated PG for thematic elements and some language.

STEP | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight
"Step" trailer

Directed by William Oldroyd, “Lady MacBeth” is set in rural England in 1865. Katherine (played by Florence Pugh) is stifled by a loveless marriage to a bitter older man and a family that is cold and unforgiving.

A passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate ignites a force inside Katherine, sending her on a path where she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

“Lady MacBeth,” which shows through Aug. 24, is rated R for some disturbing violence, strong sexuality/nudity and language.

Lady MacBeth Official U.S. Trailer
"Lady MacBeth" trailer

For more information on films showing at the Ross, including show times, click here or call 402-472-5353.