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Edwards College Film Series: West Side Story Bookmark and Share

Oct 23

5 p.m. @ The Coastal Theater

Winner of 10 Academy Awards with a soundtrack by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, this 1961 iconic film portrays the cultural conflicts of the Jets and the Sharks as well as the romance of Tony and Maria, lovers from different enclaves of a divided New York City.

Following the screening, Ken Martin, CCU professor and chair of the Department of Theatre, will discuss the film’s casting in regard to the Hollywood perspective, gang violence as depicted in the film, current cultural clashes and the film’s literary connection to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Contact Department of Theatre for additional information