Chevra Cinema presents Yentl

by | Nov 21, 2016 | What’s Happening

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 pm
Jewish Museum & Cultural Center

The Jewish Museum & Cultural Center’s Cheva Cinema film series will present Yentl, a 1983 American romantic musical drama film from United Artists (through MGM) directed, co-written, co-produced by and starring Barbra Streisand.

The dramatic story incorporates humor and music to relate the odyssey of a Jewish girl in Poland who decides to dress and live like a man so that she can receive an education in Talmudic Law after her father dies.

The film’s musical score and songs, composed by Michel Legrand, include the songs Papa, Can You Hear Me? and The Way He Makes Me Feel, both sung by Streisand. The film received the Academy Award for Best Original Score and the Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy and Best Director for Streisand, making her the first woman to have won Best Director at the Golden Globes. Yentl is considered one of the greatest musical films ever. It runs 136 minutes.

$5 donation at the door. The Jewish Museum & Cultural Center is located at 607 Effingham Street in Portsmouth.