We close out our month of biopics with Barbra Steisand’s tour de force and a silent classic starring Norma Talmadge.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
Funny Girl (Columbia, 1968) – Fanny Brice
Teenager Fanny Brice started in burlesque than graduated to Flo Ziegfeld’s Follies. Soon she was also a recording star and a radio personality. Barbra Streisand also started performing as a teenager and found decent success as an actress and recording artist. Superstardom came with her portrayal of Fanny Brice in the original Broadway production of Funny Girl. The album People (which included the song from the play) was added to the National Recording Registry and film was added to the National Film Registry both in 2016. Color, 149 minutes.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Lady (First National, 1925) – SILENT FILM SCREENING with ANDREW SIMPSON
Director Frank Borzage tells the story of a young woman (Norma Talmadge) who finds love and happiness with a husband and son. But then loses both. The film was written by Frances Marion, one of the highest regarded film writers of the Silent Era (or any era). Plus a selected short subject. Black & White, 100 minutes.
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