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BABS FEST

A Barbra Streisand Retrospective

Relive misty water-coloured memories of Barbra Streisand in this film series starring the Funny Girl herself.

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Hello, Dolly! (1969)

  • Cast
  • Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford
  • Director
  • Gene Kelly
  • Synopsis
  • A matchmaker named Dolly Levi takes a trip to yonkers, New York to see the "Well-Known unmarried half-A-Millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City. In New York, she fixes Vandergelder's clerks up with the woman Vandergelder had previously been courting and her shop assistant, leaving Mr. Vandergelder open to Dolly's own romantic designs.
  • Classification
  • G, 148 mins
  • Genre
  • Adventure, Comedy, Musical
  • Running Time
  • 148 minutes

A Star is Born (1976)

  • Cast
  • Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey
  • Director
  • Frank Pierson
  • Synopsis
  • Talented rock star John Norman Howard has seen his career begin to decline. Too many years of concerts and managers and life on the road have made him cynical and the monotony has taken its toll. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. As one of his songs in the movie says "I'm gonna take you girl, I'm gonna show you how." And he does. He shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent.
  • Classification
  • M, 139 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Moderate coarse language, drug use and themes
  • Genre
  • Drama, Music, Romance
  • Running Time
  • 139 minutes

What's Up, Doc? (1972)

  • Cast
  • Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars
  • Director
  • Peter Bogdanovich
  • Synopsis
  • What's Up, Doc? joyously recaptures the bubbly style of 1930s screwball comedies - and firmly establishes Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal as a romantic duo uniquely endearing in screen history. Included are a daffy luggage mixup plot, dippy dialogue exchanges, a marvelous example of the art of hotel-room demolition and one of the funniest chase sequences ever, all over San Francisco. Dexterously written with a surefooted sense of the ridiculous by Buck Henry, David Newman and Robert Benton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich with giddy affection and cast with awesomely hilarious players (including film-debuting Madeline Kahn), What's Up, Doc? is no idle question. Among comedy movies, it's the top.
  • Classification
  • G, 94 mins
  • Genre
  • Comedy
  • Running Time
  • 94 minutes

The Prince of Tides (1991)

  • Cast
  • Nick Nolte, Barbra Streisand, Kate Nelligan
  • Director
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Synopsis
  • A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
  • Classification
  • M, 131 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Medium level coarse language, Adult themes
  • Genre
  • Drama, Romance
  • Running Time
  • 131 minutes

Yentl (1983)

  • Cast
  • Amy Irving, Barbra Streisand, Nehemiah Persoff
  • Director
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Synopsis
  • Rebbe Mendel 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, 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 male, enrolls in a religious school, and unexpectedly finds love along the way.
  • Classification
  • PG, 134 mins
  • Genre
  • Drama, Musical, Romance
  • Running Time
  • 134 minutes

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

  • Cast
  • Barbara Steisand, Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan, George Segal
  • Director
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Synopsis
  • A shy, middle-aged professor enters into a romantic but non-physical relationship with an unlucky-in-love colleague.
  • Classification
  • M, 126 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Low level coarse language, Sexual references
  • Genre
  • Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Running Time
  • 126 minutes

The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)

  • Cast
  • Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Robert Klein
  • Director
  • Herbert Ross
  • Synopsis
  • Barbra Streisand and George Segal star in an opposites-attract romantic comedy based on the hit Broadway play. Streetwise prostitute Doris (Steisand) gets evicted from her apartment after bookworm co-tenant Felix (Segal) reports her to the authorities. Her solution is to move right in with him, and despite being appalled at each other's lifestyles, the pair soon start treading the rocky road to love.
  • Classification
  • M, 96 mins
  • Genre
  • Comedy
  • Running Time
  • 96 minutes

Funny Lady (1975)

  • Cast
  • Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif
  • Director
  • Herbert Ross
  • Synopsis
  • Taking place several years after the story of Funny Girl, this sequel chronicles Fanny Brice's stormy relationship - both personal and professional - with second husband, showman Billy Rose.
  • Classification
  • PG, 136 mins
  • Genre
  • Biography, Comedy, Drama
  • Running Time
  • 136 minutes

 

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