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26TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 3-13, 2018

Barbra Streisand, Becoming an Icon Barbra Streisand, naissance d'une diva

Documentary

Screening Information

Toronto Premiere
May 10 - 3:30PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9
May 13 - 2:30PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Film Details

Country France
Year 2016
Running Time 52 MIN
Language English
Director Nicolas Maupied
Themes Arts and Culture,
Music,
Showbiz history,
Women - Front and Center

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Description

Hello Gorgeous! This insightful documentary traces how Barbra Streisand became an international superstar. Beginning with her childhood in Brooklyn, we follow as she navigates her dreams of becoming a singer and actress. Refusing to have her nose ‘fixed’, she helped usher in new standards of beauty. Standing up for women in a male dominated industry, Barbra never backed down, and ultimately became the first woman to direct and star in a studio movie (Yentl). Nicknamed a farbrendt (firecracker) by her grandmother, Barbra Streisand is a trailblazer and an unabashedly Jewish icon. As this film reminds us, she always “did it her way”!

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