'Yentl' to open new screening series

'Films That Changed the World' kicks off April 18

Barbra Streisand's "Yentl" will be the first film to screened in the new series "Films That Changed the World," designed to celebrate the sort of socially-conscious filmmaking associated with the late producer-director Stanley Kramer. The film will play April 18 at the Stanley Kramer Theatre on the Sunset Gower lot in Hollywood.

"The history-making film, the first major studio production ever produced, directed and co-written by its female star, shattered Hollywood's glass ceiling like no other film ever did," said Kat Kramer, Stanley Kramer's daughter. "It is the perfect example of what this screening series is designed to celebrate."

Marilyn Bergman, the film's Oscar-winning lyricist, will speak about the obstacles Streisand overcame in making the film.

The event also will begin with a tea party at 2 p.m. and will include a panel discussion of how the film contributed to feminist causes.

Representatives from the Enough Project and Raise Hope for Congo will be in attendance.