Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Step Up 2: The Streets" at MICA?

The plotline of Step Up 2 is thinly held together by a short appearance from Channing Tatum who starred in the first installment. I use the word ‘installment’ here because the franchise is soon to be a trilogy in 2010 [why?]. Anyways, Step Up is centered around a school in Baltimore called Maryland School of the Arts (MSA) which is based on a real school called Baltimore School of the Arts (BSA). In this movie, MSA is planning to build a ‘new building’ and they are attempting to raise money for this move.

The building that they are raising money in order to construct is in fact the already-in-existence Brown Center at the Maryland Institute College of Art, which has nothing to do with the movie at all. In addition to this strange fundraiser for a building, which already exists, the actual event takes place in the MICA Main Building, which is located across the street from the Brown Center.

A side note, trying to throw a fundraiser for the construction of the building should be slightly offense to the Eddie and Sylvia Brown Family, even it it’s just for the sake of this movie, because the money donated for the real Brown Center made its mark as being the largest African American gift by any single family in US history.

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