West Side Story
Musical / Romance / Classic
Director: Jerome Robbins & Arthur Laurents
Running time: 150 mins Released: 16th September 2011
About West Side Story
This classic musical won ten Academy Awards, including 'Best Picture' and its songs still captivate audiences today in myriad stage revivals. The film refreshes the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by setting it in the slums of 1950s New York. The Jets, a gang on the West Side, are getting ready to fight the the Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang with whom they have been feuding for years. Riff, the leader of the Jets, wants the co-founder of the gang, Tony, to help him in staging the big battle. But Tony has quit the gang to work at an honest job, and he goes along only to keep his friend happy. At a local dance, Tony falls in love with Maria (Natalie Wood), sister of Bernardo, leader of the rival Sharks, and trouble follows.re.