Susan Seidelman’s latest feature film Musical Chairs will be released by indie distributor Paladin. Newcomers Leah Pipes and E.J. Bonilla play aspiring New York City dancers Mia and Armando. When Mia’s dream is shattered in an accident and she lands in physical rehab all seems lost but Armando discovers an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing competition. He persuades Mia to participate and organizes a crash-training program to prepare her and the others in the rehab facility to compete. Tony-winner Priscilla Lopez, Jaime Tirelli, Laverne Cox, Morgan Spector, Auti Angel, Jerome Preston Bates, Nelson R. Landrieu, and Angelic Zambrana also star. Produced by Janet Carrus and Joey Dedio, Musical Chairs will screen January 28 at Lincoln Center as the centerpiece for the annual “Dance On Camera” festival. Paladin plans a March theatrical release. Seidelman’s most recent feature was Boynton Beach Club. She also directed Making Mr. Right, Smithereens, Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan, She Devil and the pilot for HBO’s Sex And The City. Paladin’s recent releases include Tom Shadyac’s I Am and Tiffany Shlain’s documentary Connected. In addition to Musical Chairs, Paladin also will release the New Zealand film Boy directed by and starring Taka Waititi in March.
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