West Side Story (2021)

Director: Steven Spielberg Run Time: 156 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2021

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno

CountryUnited States
Language
English, Spanish

About the film:

An adaptation of the 1957 musical exploring forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story received 7 nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

About the filmmakers:

Steven Spielberg, often considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, inspired audiences and future storytellers with his science-fiction and adventure blockbusters—like Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jurassic Park and the Indiana Jones films—as well as more serious films addressing the Holocaust, the Transatlantic slave trade, war, and terrorism. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, and has also been awarded a Kennedy Center honor, a Cecil B. DeMille Award, and an AFI Life Achievement Award.

For Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story, Pulitzer-winning screenwriter Tony Kushner worked with the incomparable late composer Stephen Sondheim, who wrote the lyrics for the original musical. Read more.

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