Director Susan Seidelman‘s cinematic heyday, at least from an outsider’s perspective, were the 1980s, when she helmed such engaging narratives as Making Mr. Right, Cookie, She-Devil, and my personal favorite from her body of work – Desperately Seeking Susan.
But filmmaking is a continuing, ever expanding process, and it’s great to see Seidelman still working behind the camera (she directed 2013 release The Hot Flashes with Brooke Shields).
“Set against the exciting backdrop of competitive ballroom dancing, MUSICAL CHAIRS is about Armando (E.J. Bonilla) a Bronx-bred Latino who aspires to be a dancer but whose only way in is as a handyman at a Manhattan dance studio, and Mia (Leah Pipes), an Upper East Side princess who is the studio’s star performer. Though worlds apart, their shared passion for dance promises to bring them together until a tragic accident changes Mia’s life forever, and she finds herself wheelchair-bound at a rehab facility, with her dreams of a dance career shattered. Fortunately, Armando has enough dreams for both of them and, when he hears about a wheelchair ballroom dance competition that will soon be held in NY, he sees a way to return something to Mia that she thinks is lost forever.”
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