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Adrian Wootton Presents...West Side Story

Members' Event

A still from Steven Spielberg's West Side Story

Adrian Wootton OBE explores Steven Spielberg's new adaptation of the beloved musical West Side Story. 

This special presentation exclusively for Barbican members by Adrian Wootton OBE (who is the CEO of Film London and an authority of Shakespeare, the cinema and all round film historian) looks back at the rich history of Shakespeare and film and especially focusing on the Hollywood musical.

Lavishly illustrated with clips and slides, Adrian will recount anecdotes, surprising stories and unusual facts about the movies, their makers and stars (including Rita Moreno) going behind the scenes of classic films and coming right up to date with Steven Spielberg’s epic reimagining of West Side Story.

This talk lasts approximately 60 minutes. There is a screening of West Side Story at 8.10pm on Wed 15 Dec after the talk, tickets for which will need to be purchased seperately. 

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