West Side Story is clearly one of those classic films that not just Latinos have to watch...but everyone. It's a masterpiece based on two youngsters from rival gangs who fall in love. Sounds like Romeo and Juliet right? It does but the story is more than just two star-crossed lovers; it's about culture. The year is 1960 and Puerto Ricans were beginning to move into New York City. Not everyone was pleased. Mix in a little bit of song and dance and you get a 10 time Oscar award winner.
Coming in October, the Philadelphia Orchestra will play Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score and memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim live, while the newly re-mastered filmis shown in glorious high definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact. For more information visit kimmelcenter.org.