WEST SIDE STORY
Sunday, October 10
Oscar Winners Rita Moreno and George Chakiris
(1961, Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins) Ten Oscars for the dazzling screen adaptation of the Bernstein/Sondheim musical stage smash, including Best Picture, Director(s), Supporting Actor (George Chakiris) and Actress (Rita Moreno – she won a Tony and Grammy the same year!); as the Nativist Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks square off in the slums of Manhattan. But Tony (Richard Beymer) and Maria (Natalie Wood, with singing voice of Marni Nixon) find love anyway. DCP. Approx. 155 min.
“The music and dancing of West Side Story are electric. The score is now legendary, with one extraordinary number after the next… To kids weaned on music videos, where the editing and camerawork are visceral but the participants don’t necessarily do much moving around, the fluid kinetic visuals of West Side Story are a revelation. The marriage of choreography and camerawork here is incredibly exciting to watch, especially on a big screen.”
– Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin’s Family Film Guide