Wednesday, January 12, 7:00 PM
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USA, 2010, 102 Minute Running Time
Topics: Cult, Dance/Music, Gay/Lesbian, Woman Director, Women
This intoxicating musical explores themes of personal liberation, sexual exploration and the lure of the ballroom dance floor with its tale of two distinctly different sisters and the overbearing mother who holds each of them back from attaining their heart’s desire. Sisters Toni and Tasi are both withholding a secret from their domineering stage mother, Shari, a former ballroom diva. Tasi, the younger of the two, has already made a name for herself on the ballroom circuit, but is hiding the fact that she’s pregnant even as her mom grooms her for a big upcoming competition.
Tasi’s sister Toni has just discovered love in the form of a girl she’s met named Mona, and would love nothing better than to waltz out of the closet – but she’s keeping it secret from her old-fashioned mother just to maintain peace on the home front. Things heat up considerably, however, when Tasi’s pregnancy causes her to be sidelined from the competition, and sister Toni is forced to step in to take her place. Toni demands to pick her own dance partner, setting the stage for the showdown and a show-stopping finale that are a fitting cap for this exhilarating musical delight.
Directors to attend screenings
DIRECTOR: Daniel Beahm, Erika Randall Beahm
Producer: Daniel Beahm
Editor: Daniel Beahm
Screenwriter: Erika Randall Beahm, Jennifer Bechtel
Cinematographer: Peter Biagi
Music: Daniel Beahm, John Mark Painter
Principal Cast: Melanie LaPatin, Benji Schwimmer, Laurel Vail, Shannon Lea Smith, Nicole Dionne
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Teahm Beahm - www.leadingladiesmovie.com