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Musical Chairs (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 24 September 2011 (USA)
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When, Mia, a dance teacher, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando, a would-be dancer who admires her from afar, persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest.

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Daniel
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Julio (as Dominic Colon)
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A romantic tale of two New Yorkers, Armando Ortiz, from the Bronx, and Mia Franklin, from the Upper East Side, and their unlikely meeting. The story tells how the two of them come together through their love of ballroom dancing. Mia is a beautiful and vivacious professional dancer. Armando works at the midtown Manhattan dance studio in exchange for lessons and fantasizes of a time when he will dance with Mia. But a tragic accident forever changes Mia's life. True to his heart, Armando dedicates himself, along with a group of colorful misfits, to help Mia overcome her painful challenges and dance once more. Written by Anonymous

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Everybody dances to their own beat.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual material and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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24 September 2011 (USA)  »

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Dança das Cadeiras  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,092, 25 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,478, 19 April 2012
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(2013) Won six awards at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, including Best Feature, Best Actress in a Feature (Leah Pipes), and Best Supporting Actress in a Feature (Laverne Cox). See more »

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Chantelle: [finishing applying her makeup just before she goes onstage] Beyoncé, eat your heart out!
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Featured in Push Girls: Breaking Back In (2012) See more »

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Dance With Me
Based on the song "Hernando's Hideaway" by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler, from the musical "The Pajama Game"
Sung offscreen by Debelah Morgan during rehearsal montage
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Engaging and entertaining -- broadened my world
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I had never heard of wheelchair dancing, but thanks to this film, I now follow these artists and athletes with great joy. I loved the film, loved the characters, enjoyed some belly laughs and came away with a bigger view of the world. The theme of tolerance and acceptance resounded with both audiences with whom I saw this film, at both the Cinema Society of San Diego, then again at the Young Leaders Film Festival at the La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego. The film was received with enthusiasm by both groups, comprised of people from teenagers to senior citizens. At the Young Leaders Film Festival, the filmmaker made a special appearance and captivated the crowd. I hope she will continue to pursue such quality projects.


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