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'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' Director Coming to Upper St. Clair

Stephen Chbosky will speak to students at the Upper St. Clair High School on Friday.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower author and film director will return to the place he graduated more than 20 years ago. Stephen Chbosky will be speaking to students at Upper St. Clair High School on Friday.

The highly anticipated movie debuted in select theaters in Los Angeles and New York last week, and will open at AMC-Loews at the Waterfront and the Manor Theater in Squirrel Hill this weekend, according to the Post-Gazette.

Chbosky will take questions after the 7 and 8 p.m. shows at AMC-Loews at the Waterfront on Friday. He will also do a book signing at 10:15 p.m. and introduce the 10:45 p.m. screening.

On Saturday, Chbosky will do another book signing at 6 p.m. at the Manor. He will take audience questions after the 7 p.m. showing and introduce the 9:50 p.m. screening.

Also on Saturday, Chbosky will introduce The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Dormont's Hollywood Theater at 10:30 p.m., where some scenes from Perks were filmed.

On Sunday, Chbosky will take questions after the 2 p.m. screening at the Manor Theater in Squirrel Hill.

Famous faces and loads of production equipment were seen around Upper St. Clair in the summer of 2011 when Chbosky brought the crew to film in his hometown.

Actresses and actors working in town included Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Paul Rudd and Kate Walsh.

What do you think about Chbosky returning to Upper St. Clair to promote his film? Tell us in the comments.

Wendy Moss September 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Logan Lerman looks like a young Paul Rudd. And they are both Jewish. Too bad Rudd is not playing Lerman's father in this film.
Nancy Page September 28, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Stephen, Congratulations on your success as you pursue your dream. We remember your efforts in musical theatre at USCHS and how excited you were to be going to Calif to go to college. Schools must not abandon the arts and you are an example of why we must continue that support. Good luck and best wishes in your future endeavors. Mr and Mrs Page
Judy September 28, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Why didn't this movie open in a South Hills theater? IMHO, this is a ridiculous slight by someone. Perhaps Mr. Chbosky should have used his influence?
Rick Coffee September 29, 2012 at 06:09 PM
It's great. In a world where the Director decides to go to Romania to shoot the Hatfields & McCoys, it's special that Steve made the effort to shoot at the location that originally inspired him.

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