ECA Film Cabaret Series - West Side Story (1961)
Cabaret happy hour at 6:30 pm | Film starts at 7:30 pm
Join us for ECA’s new Film Cabaret Series! West Side Story (1961) kicks off Thursday night screenings of classic, contemporary and cult films, whose stunning cinematography and iconic musical scores were made to be experienced on the big screen. Edmonds’ own Jake Bergevin Quartet will provide live entertainment during Cabaret happy hour (6:30 pm) on the ECA stage, performing a jazz arrangement of the original West Side Story score. The film will be screened on ECA’s state-of-the-art digital cinema system.
Winner of ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, West Side Story is an electrifying musical that sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in the slums of 1950s New York. The Jets, a gang on the West Side, is getting ready to rumble and fight the rival Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks. Riff, the leader of the Jets, tries to enlist the help of the co-founder of the gang, Tony. But Tony has quit the gang to work at an honest job, and he goes along only to keep the peace. At the dance where the gangs meet to arrange the rumble, Tony falls in love with Maria, sister of Bernardo, leader of the rival Sharks.
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