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Aspen Art Museum


Movies at the Museum:
West Side Story

Jun 25, 2016
8:00 PM
637 E Hyman Ave

Presenting a wide range of themes, film screenings at the AAM reveal important perspectives of filmmakers and artists of our time.

About the Summer Series

Political activist Emma Goldman was once admonished for dancing at a party, told that her activism would be taken less seriously. Her famously attributed response, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution,” claims the role of the body within the political. This summer’s Movies at the Museum program explores various expressions of dance: a means of protest, a way to overcome adversity, and a declaration of independence.

About the Film

West Side Story

Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise
152 min

A modern-day Romeo and Juliet musical romance set against the backdrop of street gangs battling for turf on the harsh streets of the Upper West Side. The situation becomes complicated when a gang member falls in love with a rival’s sister.

Films are presented free of charge on Level 3 at 8 p.m. Drinks and free popcorn are available at the museum café, SO, from 7 p.m.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.

Additional support for Movies at the Museum is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund.