Be the swingin’est thing. Be a Jet … @ Laemmle Anniversary Classics

Russ Tamblyn & the «Jets» on the set of «West Side Story» (photo by Gjon Mili, 1960)

The film version of the legendary, game-changing Broadway musical was released 55 years ago, in 1961. arts•meme’s Debra Levine will offer opening remarks to the the movie at this week’s Anniversary Classics screening in Beverly Hills. Levine will share her dance appreciation of the musical’s creator and movie co-director, choreographer Jerome Robbins. She will also pay tribute to the superb performance of the movie’s greatest dancer George Chakiris.

Jet-boss Russ Tamblyn to appear after the flick, interviewed by the event host, film critic Stephen Farber.

West Side Story | Laemmle Anniversary Classics, Aharya Fine Arts Theatre | June 29, 7:30 pm

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