August 28th, 2014

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George Chakiris of 'West Side Story' fame to speak at IU Cinema


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- George Chakiris, best known for his role as Bernardo in the film "West Side Story," will appear at 3 p.m. Sept. 5 at IU Cinema as part of the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series.

"It is amazing for us to have another Academy Award-winning actor in the IU Cinema this semester," IU Cinema director Jon Vickers said. "George Chakiris' natural talent and charisma pour off the screen in the two restored features that we are screening. We know that he will be an inspiring guest for students and community members alike."
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'West Side Story' pleases in many ways


Joe Truskot, The Salinas Californian


Beginning with the Prologue and running through the Finale, 'West Side Story' as directed by The Western Stage's artistic director Jon Selover, has something wonderful for everyone. Evocative sets and costumes. Energetic performances. Well known songs. Beautifully choreographed dance numbers. It's these dances that are particularly enjoyable. Nothing compares to watching the coordinated movement of a large stage full of actors. They almost pull the audience onto the stage with them. It's a pleasant feeling unattainable on a TV or movie screen — no matter the size.
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