Two street gangs, one white, the other Puerto Rican, scrabble for turf on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, with tragic results. Be warned. Two gang members die. It’s the Romeo and Juliet story, after all. The film stars Natalie Wood, George Chakiris and Berkeley’s own Rita Moreno. The dancing is enough to have recommended it for Best Picture, which it won, and 10 other Oscars as well. The film was adapted from the 1957 Broadway musical drama. It is directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, with music composed by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. A Spielberg-produced remake will come out in 2020. See the original now!