Movie Filmed In Peters Township High School Wins Award

See the big winners from the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Upper St. Clair native Stephen Chbosky won the Film Independent Spirit Award for best first feature for The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Other nominees included Fill the Void, Safety Not Guaranteed, Sound of My Voice and Gimme the Loot.

Chbosky, a 1988 Upper St. Clair High School graduate, was the screenwriter and director of the film, based off his novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 

The movie was shot in and around Peters Township. Some of the familiar locations shown in the movie included Peters Township High School, Kings, Hollywood Theater and the Fort Pitt Tunnel. 

"When I wrote the novel, this (Pittsburgh and Upper St. Clair) is what I saw. There is no other place I would have wanted to film it," Chobsky told students in September.

Other winners from Saturday night:

Best Feature: Silver Linings Playbook

Best Male Lead: John Hawkes, The Sessions

Best Female Lead: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Male: Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike

Best Supporting Female: Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Best Director: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook


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