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"West Side Story" is a 1957 musical, a 1961 feature film that won TEN Academy Awards (starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn), and an upcoming Steven Spielberg film starring Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as Tony and Maria, respectively.

This video essay revisits the 1961 film and how it approached the interactions between the Jets & Sharks with the local cops, and the supporting character Anybodys. Happy Pride!

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Rita Speaks

Acclaimed actress Rita Moreno speaks with Anthony Mason about her award-winning show, "One Day at a Time" and Steven Spielberg's remake of "West Side Story." She also reflects on her own history of being typecast in Hollywood and how she relates to protesters in the anti-racism movement.