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Barbra Streisand: An Appreciation in Two Parts

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 14 Cheshvan 5783

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

With Filmmaker and Writer Ethan Fuirst
Featuring Festive Streisand Inspired Cocktails

Join us for our two-part series on the life and career of Barbra Streisand from her Brooklyn beginnings to her legacy-affirming sold-out concerts. How do the themes of Funny Girl show up in Yentl? Does her musical success get in the way of her screen acting? How does she want to be seen and how do we see her? While no previous Streisand knowledge is required, participants are advised to watch Funny Girl and The Way We Were ahead of the class.  Both sessions will include snacks and Streisand-themed cocktails.

View video from our first session below and click here to register for Session 2!

Ethan Fuirst is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and writer from Chappaqua.  His short films “Come at me, bro" and “Long Bad Text” have received national recognition.  His forthcoming short 1781 was featured in a New York Times Magazine feature on intimacy coordinators. A graduate of Kenyon College, where he studied film and history, Ethan has worked at the Jacob Burns Film Center, the Telluride Film Festival and the Tenement Museum.  And he is a big fan of Barbara Streisand. 

Session 1 (1942 - 1982)
Tuesday 11/8, 7:30-9:00pm
Tracking Barbra's rise to stardom through the New York nightclub scene, Funny Girl, musical film adaptations, up to the height of movie stardom in the 1970s.
Session 2 (1982 - Present)
Tuesday 12/6, 7:30-9:00pm
Exploring Barbra's three films as director (including Yentl), her stadium concerts, the legacy she wants to build for herself, and the legacy the public has for her.

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