West Side Story

Film/Video

Images courtesy of MGM Studios

West Side Story

70mm Print
Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins, 1961

Classics

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Thu, Apr 12, 2012 7 PM
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 7 PM

Set on the streets of Manhattan, West Side Story is the timeless musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

Maria (Natalie Wood) and Tony (Richard Beymer) are the star-crossed lovers and the Jets and Sharks standing in for the Montagues and Capulets. Winner of 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Also featuring Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and Russ Tamblyn. (152 mins., 70mm)

Based on the Play by William Shakespeare is programmed in conjunction with The Year of Shakespeare, which celebrates the culmination of the initial three-year partnership between The Ohio State University and the Royal Shakespeare Company and is sponsored by Ohio State's Arts Initiative as part of that partnership. Cosponsors for The Year of Shakespeare are the Wexner Center for the Arts, the School of Music, the Department of Theatre, and the Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute at the Ohio State University Libraries.

Saintseneca

No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).