West Orange Classic Film Festival

Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 at 2:00pm

AMC Essex Green Cinema
495 Prospect Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052

The West Orange Film Society hosts the 15th annual West Orange Classic Film Festival.

Held over eight Sundays throughout January and February in the town where Thomas Edison invented movies, the West Orange Classic Film Festival returns for its fifteenth season, once again giving lovers of cinema a chance to experience their favorite films as they were meant to be seen-on the big screen. This year’s festival looks back at highlights of their first decade and a half, with each film followed by a discussion led by a local film scholar/critic. Three of the feature length films to be presented won the Academy Award for Best Picture for the year of their release, and were selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".

“West Side Story” (1961), with Cinema Shorthand Society curator John Chasse. 

An adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet”. The film stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakaris. Nominated for eleven Academy Awards and winning ten, including Best Picture (in addition to a special award for choreographer Jerome Robbins), “West Side Story” remains, nearly fifty years later, the record holder for the most wins for a musical.

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