Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The film is an over-the-top parody of West Side Story, following the romance of an Israeli soldier from the family of owners of the restaurant Kosher King and a Palestinian cashier from the family of owners of the restaurant Hummus Hut. Cliches and hammy acting, singing, and dancing fly all over the screen as the plot moves toward a happy ending.
We're calling West Bank Story a JHC Classic Gold Video because we feel every one of our readers should see it, and if you're also a collector, own it. To get a taste of it, here is the CNN report of its big win on Oscar night. The film is available for downloading on iTunes for $1.99, and for sale as a DVD as part of a collection of short films for $10.46 (free shipping) at Deep.Discount.com.