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West Side Story (1961) presented by TCM

Rated NR 160 min. 2018

Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and MGM are bringing West Side Story to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event, which includes exclusive insight from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. West Side Story explores the rivalry between two teenage street gangs - white working-class Jets and Puerto Rican Sharks. When a member of the Jets falls in love with the sister of the Sharks' leader, things look hopeful at first, but rapidly go downhill. Illustrating the events are many memorable song and dance numbers such as "America", "Somewhere" and "I Feel Pretty".

Film Credits

Director: Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise

Writer: Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents and Jerome Robbins

Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith and Tony Mordente

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