Funny Girl in 4K

Funny Girl in 4K


Barbra Streisand’s film debut brought the Tony-nominated role she originated on Broadway to Columbia Pictures, where Jewish playwright Isobel Lennart adapted her own book from the stage musical for the screen in this Academy Award–nominated biopic of legendary Jewish comedienne and Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice. With indelible renditions of songs “People” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” Streisand is at once hilarious, self-assured, and heartbreaking as Brice, a multi-hyphenate talent who often joked at her own expense. Brice’s son-in-law Ray Stark was nominated as producer for Best Picture, though Streisand’s powerhouse performance was the film’s only nomination of eight to take home an Oscar.

DIRECTED BY: William Wyler. WRITTEN BY: Isobel Lennart. WITH: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis. 1968. 151 min. USA. Technicolor. Scope. English. Rated G. 4K DCP. 

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