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West Side Story


west-side-storyJoin us for a free Big Screen Classics screening of “West Side Story”—featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Rita Moreno—on October 19. Come back on October 27 and see Moreno perform live on the Lensic stage for the first time ever!

“West Side Story,” starring Rita Moreno, Natalie Wood, and Richard Beymer, won 10 Academy Awards in 1961, including Best Supporting Actress for Moreno. A “Romeo and Juliet” tale set among feuding gangs the Jets and the Sharks on New York’s Upper West Side, it’s a tragic love story and one of the most beloved movie-musicals of all time.

Actress and singer Rita Moreno is one of only 12 performers in history to have won all four major American arts awards: an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, and a Grammy. The Latina legend will sing and tell stories, sharing experiences from her childhood in Puerto Rico and her amazing 70-plus-year career, in “Rita Moreno: My Life with Words and Music,” a very special Lensic evening on October 27.

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