'Yentl' Changed Me

'Yentl' Changed Me

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Thank you for registering for ‘Yentl’ Changed Me! You will receive an email on Sunday, February 28, with the link to join the event via Zoom. If you have questions, please visit our FAQ page (link on event page) or reach out to us at mail@onbeing.org. EVENT DETAILS Date: Sunday, February 28th Time: 9 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. CT / 12 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. GMT

A live conversation with filmmaker Amma Asante and poet Pádraig Ó Tuama

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Hello movie friends — We’re sorry to say that tickets are no longer available for this live This Movie Changed Me event as the event is sold out. We’ll upload a recording of this event on The On Being Project’s YouTube channel.

With care and gratitude,

The On Being Project Team

Sunday, February 28th

9 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. CT / 12 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. GMT

The 1983 movie musical Yentl tells the story of a Jewish girl who disguises herself as a boy to pursue a religious education. Barbra Streisand plays the title character and directed the movie (she became the first woman to receive a Golden Globe for Best Director). Yentl was inspirational — in different ways — to filmmaker Amma Asante (Belle, A United Kingdom) and poet/Poetry Unbound host Pádraig Ó Tuama, who were both influenced by the movie’s depiction of gender, sexuality and religion.

As the third and final season of our podcast This Movie Changed Me draws to a close, we want to gather with you — our movie friends — to talk about this groundbreaking film. You are warmly invited to join host Lily Percy, Amma, and Pádraig on Sunday, February 28th at 12 p.m. ET for an intimate, 75-minute discussion on Zoom.

To make the most of the experience, we suggest you watch (or rewatch) the movie ahead of time. Yentl is available to rent on numerous digital streaming platforms.

Some more details:

  • All are welcome and attendance is free; however, capacity is limited to 100 participants to create an intimate virtual gathering space.
  • Advance registration is required to receive the link to join us on the live Zoom.
  • If you are unable to register or attend, you will be able to access a recording of this event on The On Being Project’s YouTube channel in the days following the event.
  • Format: Attendees will be able to watch or listen, and will have the option to be on video and contribute questions.
  • Closed captions will be available for this event.

If you've registered, you will receive an email on the day of the event with a link to join. Please visit our FAQ page if you have any questions, or contact us at mail@onbeing.org.


This Movie Changed Me is a podcast from On Being Studios about how movies teach, connect, and transform us. It is hosted by Lily Percy, the executive producer of On Being Studios. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

Amma Asante MBE is a multi-award winning writer and director who won a BAFTA for her first film, A Way of Life (2004). Her follow up movie, Belle (2013) drew widespread critical acclaim, going on to become one of the highest grossing independent films of the year and saw Amma named one of CNN’s Leading Women of 2014. She has also directed episodes of Hulu-MGM’s The Handmaid’s Tale (season 3) and critically acclaimed episodes of Cate Blanchett's miniseries Mrs. America for FX-Hulu.

Poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama’s work centres around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. He presents Poetry Unbound with On Being Studios and in late 2019 was named Theologian in Residence for On Being, innovating in bringing art and theology into public and civic life. From 2014-2019 he was the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation community.

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