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Reclaim the Frame – Funny Girl (U)
At the beginning of her career Streisand was considered by casting directors to be ‘too Jewish looking.’ However, her charisma and singing voice saw Barbra land the lead in Funny Girl on Broadway and when she was called reprised her role for the musical film in1968, her tour-de-force performance of song, dance, comedy and drama earned her an Oscar for Best Actress a Grammy.
Streisand’s career has been marked by fierce criticism yet, Streisand has always been determined to do what she loves and be in charge of it - even as a newcomer she insisted on doing her own hair and make-up for Funny Girl.
In spirit of this join Birds’ Eye View for a special screening of Funny Girl.
6.30pm Get into character with a pre-film beehive workshop with a hairdresser from Friends salon.
7pm Funny Girl, with a short introduction from Mia Bays
9.30pm Stick after the film for a 'Reframing Streisand' panel, hosted by Mia Bays, Director-At-Large of Birds' Eye View and Oscar-winning producer. She will be joined by Neil Fox from the Cinemaotologists podcast, Roberta Mock - Professor of Performance Studies at the University of Plymouth and legendary music video director Andrew 'Wiz' Whiston.
10pm Join us in the bar for an afterparty full of Streisand's best tunes, and don't be afraid to sing along!
Reclaim The Frame is a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the British Film Institute’s Audience Fund. To join the #ReclaimTheFrame mission and receive free cinema tickets, discount codes and other film goodies, click here.
Reframing Streisand is part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk