WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
Starring: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno | Director: Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise | Genre(s): Drama, Romance, Crime, Musical | Rating: PG | Running Time: 153 min.
These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.
Summary: This romantic musical update of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for four decades. The Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein score is just one of the reasons.
A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.
Made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.