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Funny Lady

Saturday, Jun 18 at 12:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Herbert Ross. 1975, 136 mins. DCP. With Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall, Ben Vereen. Though it was nominated for five Academy Awards, including for James Wong Howe’s cinematography, this sequel to Barbra Streisand’s breakout film, Funny Girl, was mostly roasted by critics. In hindsight, Herbert Ross’s continuance of the Fanny Brice story was bolder than its trappings would indicate, and despite its 1930s setting, serves as a startlingly jaundiced look at its own time. It’s also gorgeously shot by Wong Howe in what would be his last movie. Caan plays ambitious songwriter Billy Rose, who jumpstarts Fanny’s stalled career and helps her get over her dashing ex-husband Nicky (Sharif). Though peppered throughout with song and dance, Funny Lady is threaded by disappointment and the compromises of adulthood.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.