Sunday | 16.01.22

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From Fanny Brice to Barbara Streisand – The Yiddishe Momme’s Of Broadway
Funny Girl
Dir.: William Wyler | 150 minutes

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Lecture by: Nir Cohen-Shalit

Concert performed by: Guy Frati piano, arrangements and musical director, Anna Spitz singer, Ofer Shapira, wind instruments, Gil Goldin bass

In the program: Papa Can You Hear Me, My Man and more

Please note, this program will be longer than usual

USA 1968 | 150 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

New York City, the early 1900s. From the slums of the Lower East Side, we follow the young Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand) who is determined to succeed in show business despite her unglamorous looks. She gets her first job in vaudeville as she rises to become a star of the Ziegfeld Follies and quickly catapults to fame. Meanwhile, Brice becomes romantically entwined with charismatic gambler Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), though the relationship is strained as Nick is faced with mounting debts and resents Fanny’s success… William Wyler’s lavish bio-pic features the one and only Barbra Streisand (in her film debut) who won a well-deserved Oscar for her performance. Film critic Roger Ebert writes of Barbra Streisand, “She doesn’t actually sing a song at all; she acts it. She does things with her hands and face that are simply individual… She sings, and you’re really happy you’re there.”