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Aldeburgh Cinema: West Side Story
Saturday 25 August 2018 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The first Leonard Bernstein at 100 event in association with Aldeburgh Cinema is Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins’ legendary film version of West Side Story. Brimming with unforgettable songs by Bernstein and Steven Sondheim and a mesmerising performance from Natalie Wood.
This unique show is prefaced by a filmed introduction by Bernstein’s friend and biographer, Humphrey Burton, exclusive to Aldeburgh Cinema.
From the pages of The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Sep 1961:
West Side Story is a magnificent show, a milestone in movie musicals, a box-office smash. It is so good that superlatives are superfluous. Let it be noted that the film musical, the one dramatic form that is purely American and purely Hollywood, has never been done better.
Dir. Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakris
USA 1961, 145 mins
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