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Yentl (PG)

8 December

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Reframing Streisand is a Birds’ Eye View: Reclaim the Frame film tour celebrating Barbra Streisand’s contribution to cinema through her ever-popular musicals and musical dramas and exploring her status as a misunderstood superstar, powerhouse producer/director and cultural icon. Reclaim the Frame is a UK-wide 10 city mission bringing ever-greater audiences to films by women through events, celebration and conversation.

 “Nothing mattered to me except getting this movie made.” – Barbra Streisand

 As much as musicals put women at the forefront, it’s rare to see one directed by a woman, but Barbra Streisand’s Yentl is a key exception. Directed, co-written and co-produced by its lead star, Yentl also earned Streisand the honour of becoming the first – and so far only – woman to receive a Golden Globe for directing. Even though Streisand was at the height of her fame when making Yentl, she had to fight for a decade to make it a reality. 

Yentl sees Streisand portraying a young woman living in an Ashkenazi shtetl named Pechev in Poland in 1904. Desperate to receive an education in Talmudic Law before her father dies, she decides to dress and live like a man to enter a religious school in Bychawa, falling for a fellow student along the way.

Followed by a discussion on Yentl’s themes, Streisand and more with Birds’ Eye View Director-At-Large and Oscar winning producer Mia Bays, plus special guests.

Reframing Streisand is part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO.

  • Director Barbra Streisand
  • Cast Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin
  • Running Time 2h13m
  • Certificate PG
  • Country UK/USA
  • Language Some subtitles
  • Year of Production 1983
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