Bechdel Tested: Yentl
Bechdel Tested returns to the Revue with the second event of our second season! This event will focus on Women in Religion and feature the gender-bending classic Yentl, directed by and starring Barbara Streisand. Preceding the film will be a panel discussion focusing on women in the religious world; moderator and panelists TBA! We'll also have fabulous prizes, special cocktails by Swan Dive, and mingling with other cinephiles, spiritual seekers, and feminists!
Tickets here: http://bit.ly/BTYentl
About the film:
Rebbe Mendel Nehemiah Persoff is a single father who teaches the Talmud, a sacred text of Judaism, to the boys of his small Polish town. Behind closed doors, he also instructs his daughter, Yentl Barbra Streisand, despite the fact that girls are forbidden to study religious scripture. When Yentl's father dies, she still has a strong desire to learn about her faith -- so she disguises herself as a man, enrolls in a religious school, and unexpectedly finds love along the way.
1983 . 134 minutes
Bechdel Tested is executive produced by Erica Shiner and co-produced by Michal Stein.