We show over 40 films every term at Film Unit, so there will be something for everyone. To find out about our upcoming films in more detail, or to book tickets, select a film from the list on the left hand side. You can click here to see our entire schedule.
This award-winning retelling of Shakespeare’s classic sees the tale of Romeo and Juliet transported to the streets on New York City. Richard Beymer’s Tony and Natalie Wood’s Maria eyes meet across a crowded room and they know that they have found love. A love that is innocent, a love that is pure. But this love is threatened by hatred that exists between the warring gangs, the Sharks and the Jets. Tony’s best friend is the founder of the Jets and Maria is the only sister of Bernardo, leader of the Sharks. Is this love doomed to fail or can it bring a community together? Despite its genre of romantic musical, this adaption tackles issues such racial hatred, displacement and gang violence heartbreakingly well, which separates it from many other musicals from that era of Hollywood. Come and discover why it won ten Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Music.