- Directed by: Barbra Streisand
- Cast: Mandy Patinkin, Barbra Streisand
- Year: 1983
- Duration: 130min
- Certificate: PG
- Type: Film
Presented in partnership with Birds Eye View as part of Reclaim the Frame.
YENTL sees Barbra Streisand portraying a young woman living in an Ashkenazi shtetl 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 and enters a religious school, falling for a fellow student along the way. 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. - Independent Cinema Office
This screening will be followed by a talk chaired by Mia Bays (Reclaim the Frame) with Christina Newland (film critic, journalist and film programmer) and Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich (Nottingham Liberal Synagogue).
In the bar afterwards, catch a performance from professional drag king Cesar Jently.
**PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk
Check out Nottingham Contemporary's musical season, SWAY from October to December.