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Part of Musical Matinees & What a Way to Make a Living: Women in ’80s Hollywood
Friday, October 15, 2021, 3:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Barbra Streisand. 1983, 133 mins. DCP. With Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving. The hugely ambitious and gratifyingly personal directorial debut of Hollywood superstar multihyphenate Streisand, this adaptation of Issac Bashevis Singer’s short story about a young Jewish woman in turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe who disguises herself as a boy in order to be allowed to study Talmud is a beautifully rendered queer, feminist love story. When Yentl—as Anshel—falls for handsome fellow student Patinkin, she gets embroiled in a genuinely compelling love triangle with his betrothed, played by an Oscar-nominated Irving. Featuring a soaring Academy Award–winning score by Michel Legrand, with songs, performed as internal monologues, by an exquisite-sounding Streisand.

Tickets: $15 / $11 seniors & students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free for members (Senior & Student level and above). Order online. After your purchase, an electronic ticket will be sent via email. All seating is general admission. Please review safety protocols before your visit.