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Movie Night: 'Musical Chairs' Gets Local Premiere

October 24, 2013 By:
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Who brought the popcorn? From left are Sharon Pinkenson, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office; Susan Seidelman, movie director; Charles Horton, executive director of the Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities; Mayor Michael Nutter; and Janet Carrus, Musical Chairs producer and co-founder of the Janet and Gerald Carrus Foundation.

Hooray for Hollywood and Vine — Street?

Susan Seidelman, an Abington High School and Drexel University graduate who made her bones in Hollywood with Desperately Seeking Susan and then became a much sought-after director, returned to Philadelphia for the local debut of her film Musical Chairs.  The title is truth-in-advertising — the movie is about a dance contest whose participants are in wheelchairs.

The showing was sponsored by the Gerald and Janet Carrus Foundation and benefitted the Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities as well as the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance.

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