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    Big Screen Classics: West Side Story

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    November 14-October 21, 2011

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    Big Screen Classics: West Side Story

    Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark.

    Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Broadway production, the movie opens with an overhead shot of Manhattan, an effect that director Robert Wise would repeat over the Alps in The Sound of Music four years later. We are introduced to two rival street gangs: the Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican...

    Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark.

    Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Broadway production, the movie opens with an overhead shot of Manhattan, an effect that director Robert Wise would repeat over the Alps in The Sound of Music four years later. We are introduced to two rival street gangs: the Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants. When the war between the Jets and Sharks reaches a fever pitch, Jets leader Riff (Russ Tamblyn) decides to challenge the Sharks to one last "winner take all" rumble.


    Coolidge Corner Theatre

    290 Harvard St
    Brookline, MA 02446

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    $9 General, $6 Senior, $6 Child


    General Day and Time Info:

    7:00pm


    Phone: 617-734-2500


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