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    Film for Thought: 9th Jan '19 at 6.25 pm, screening of `West Side Story' at Sunaparanta

    This Wednesday, 9th January ’19 at 6.25 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘West Side Story’ at the outdoor amphi theatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran.

    Film: West Side Story (1961)

    Written by: Ernest Lehman

    Directed by: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins

    Music by: Leonard Bernstein

    Choreography by: Jerome Robbins

    Starring: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, George Chakiris and Rita Moreno

    Run-Time: 2 hrs 27 mins

    With incomparable dance sequences and unforgettable songs (“Cool”, “Something’s Coming”, “America”, “The Jet Song”, “Gee Officer Krupke”, “I Feel Pretty” and “Maria”) West Side Story is certainly the most energetic of all screen musicals.

    The film also deals with ever-relevant issues like racism, juvenile delinquency and street-gang culture. Winner of 10 Oscars including Best Picture and Director, this film is based on the stage musical that was loosely adapted from SHAKESPEARE’S “Romeo and Juliet.”

    Screening will begin at 6.25 pm.

    All classic musicals have a 5-minute “Overture” – an orchestral piece that plays over a still image at the beginning of the movie as audiences walk in. That will commence at 6.25 pm.

    Do Not miss the beginning!!  The stylized nine-minute prologue is one of the most famous in movie history!

    Kindly Note:

    Registration for Film Club is now open.  Membership is valid from 1st January 2019 – 31st December 2019. 

    Existing members are requested to renew their membership.

    For further information, kindly contact our office (Tel: 0832-2421311)