“Barbra Streisand and Second Wave Feminism in New Hollywood Film,” 1/22/21, 4PM EST
HNAC and the UNCG School of Music are cohosting the presentation “Barbra Streisand and Second Wave Feminism in New Hollywood Film,” presented by Julie Herbert at 4PM EST.
This presentation interrogates feminist filmmaking in New Hollywood at the height of the “women’s lib” movement in the early 1970s by reassessing the work of one of the most popular and successful actresses of the period: Barbra Streisand. Few film scholars include Barbra among their lists of feminists even though Streisand was a formidable presence in Hollywood in the 1970s. By looking more closely not only at the roles she played but at the control she exerted over the use of her voice, and the unconventional sound practices she pursued in five early 1970s films, The Owl and the Pussycat, What’s Up, Doc?, Up The Sandbox, The Way We Were, and For Pete’s Sake, this presentation offers a reappraisal of Streisand’s contributions to New Hollywood and to second wave feminism.