West Side Story

  • Wed Oct 23
West Side Story
Robert Wise
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno

With lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by the late Arthur Laurents ‘37, and set to a magical score by Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story adapts the aristocratic feuds of Romeo and Juliet to the rivalry of New York City street gangs. The ten Oscars netted by the film attest to its status as an artistic masterpiece. “There’s no match once Robbins’ magnificent ensemble of finger-snapping, stoop-shouldered, high-leaping dancers in a spirit of mimetic artifice begin pounding energy into Manhattan’s tired asphalt and tar-covered tenement roofs.” (Village Voice)

DCP color
2 hours 32 minutes
release year/country
1961 USA