Musical Chairs is directed by Susan Seidelman. A story that brings together romance and of course dancing! Susan Seidelman is known as one of the first independent film directors that emerged during the 1980s. She is known for her previous indie film that became an entry to the 1982 Cannes Film Festival entitled “Smithereens”. She is now back to give audiences a new movie that will be a great addition to the list of independent films in the country. Musical Chairs is bound to hit the theaters this March 23rd 2012.
The Trailer Of Musical Chairs starts with a young man who is named Armando played by E.J. Bonilla. A Bronx-bred Latino who wants to become a dancer. We can see him creating dance moves whenever he is on the street, in a room and just about anywhere. It is as if dancing is a part of his daily life. He meets a beautiful girl in the character of Mia (Leah Pipes) who is a star dancer of a known dancing studio in the Upper East Side. Fate seems to bring them together to create a wonderful work of art in the form of dance. Until a tragic accident happens to Mia which hinders her future as a dancer. Armando inspires the depressed Mia to go beyond her limits and pursue her passion, which is to dance. Musical Chairs will bring you inspiration to follow your heart’s desire no matter what the circumstances are. At the end of the trailer of Musical Chairs we can see Armando dancing with Mia in a wheel chair in a ballroom dancing competition.
The main characters of Musical Chairs are namely: E.J. Bonilla as Armando, Leah Pipes as Mia, Priscilla Lopez as Isabel, Laverne Cox as Chantelle and Jaime Terelli as Bernard. Musical Chairs is directed by Susan Seidelman and is written by Marty Madden. This romantic film is produced by Dream Dance Films and distributed by Paladin Films. Musical Chairs was shot in New York, New York and has every bit of real life situation in it.
Keith Uhlich from Time Out New York gave his initial review for this film: Musical Chairs. As per his review he said that “Seidelman’s reverential treatment of her performers, and their acutely warmhearted efforts in return, makes you wish all involved had a slightly stronger showcase for their talents.”
Rene Rodriguez of the Miami Herald is also impressed by this new creation of Susan Seidelman. In his article he said: Seidelman captures the feel and spirit of the Bronx with the same insider’s perspective she used to immortalize 1980s East Village culture in Desperately Seeking Susan. More importantly, she immerses us into a foreign world – wheelchair ballroom dancing – with a sharp curiosity and humane respect for a large cast of characters who could have been become caricatures.
So there you go, catch some beat this March 23rd 2012 and move your soul with Musical Chairs in theaters near you.
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