Barbra Streisand: Becoming an Icon

May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018

2:30 pm To 3:30 pm

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Event 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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