presents WEST SIDE STORY
Monday, September 8, 8:15pm
WEST SIDE STORY
1961. US. 152 min.
directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise
It took four of New York’s leading gay theater artists – Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents – to brilliantly update one of the most beloved straight love stories in history, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. For our guest presenter, acclaimed choreographer Miguel Gutierrez (whose most recent show premiered at the 2014 Whitney Biennial) the Academy Award-winning film adaptation was his favorite film growing up, even though its “weird mix of codes” set him up for a “lifetime of confusion about being a queer, Latino dancer." If you’ve only seen it on TV, don’t miss the chance to see it on the big screen. Tonight, tonight...Screening followed by drinks and discussion at Julius Bar (map/directions).
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323 6th Avenue (at West 3rd Street), Manhattan
|Dancers Miguel Gutierrez (left)|
and Mickey Mahar in costume for
Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/
(photo by Eric McNatt)