"Yentl" - Movie and "Talk-Back" Discussion

Washington DC JCC

Dates: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Barbra Streisand's directorial debut, Yentl, is a musical adaptation of a story by the beloved Jewish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer. Yentl (Streisand) is a young woman who wants nothing more than to study religious scripture. She is denied that possibility because she is a woman. She moves, passes herself off as a male named Anshel, and then begins her studies.

She becomes close to fellow student Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), eventually falling in love with him, although she can not reveal her true self as she would then be expelled. Avigdor is in love with Hadass (Amy Irving), but religious law forbids him from marrying her. Avigdor attempts to fix Anshel up with Hadass, leading to Hadass falling in love with Anshel. Yentl received four Academy Award nominations, including two Best Song nods.

The Director of the Foundation for Jewish Studies, Dr. Lauren Strauss, will be part of a post-screening "talk-back" discussion with the audience that evening. Friends of the Foundation for Jewish Studies can purchase discounted tickets.  To purchase, please click here.

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