Barbra Streisand classic Yentl returns to big screen at The Drive In – Jewish News

Posted By on July 17, 2020

Swapping sheitels and shtetl life for tzitzit and study, Barbra Streisands classic 1983 film, Yentl, is hitting the big screen once more at Edmontons outdoor cinema, The Drive In, this weekend.

Based on Isaac Bashevis Singers short story by the same name, Yentl which Streisand stared in, produced, directed and co-wrote, alongside Jack Rosenthal is set in the early 1900s and revolves around a young Jewish woman who, desperate to study the Talmud, disguises herself as a man.

But while she falls in love with her study partner Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), the woman he loves, Hadass (Amy Irving), begins to develop feelings for Streisands male persona, Anshel.

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Michel Legrands sweeping score and songs include Papa, Can You Hear Me? and The Way He Makes Me Feel, which earned an Academy Award for best original score.

Among the other accolades the film received, Streisand won best director at the Golden Globes, making her the first and only woman to have won inthat category.

Yentl is showing at The Drive In, Edmonton, on Sunday, 19 July, 2pm, http://www.kxtickets.com/whats-on/yentl

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