On Saturday (April 29) evening in Manhattan, Barbra Streisand sat down with director Robert Rodriguez during Tribeca Film Festival 2017. Anyone confused as to why the stage/screen/singing icon was paired with the gore-loving director had that mystery cleared up less than one minute into the Tribeca Talks: Storytellers event by the Machete director himself.
"A lot of you are probably wondering why I'm here," Rodriguez said to the crowd. Apparently, his Streisand fandom dates back to his boyhood, growing up in a 10-child household in San Antonio, Texas. "In our household, there was no bigger star than Barbra Streisand," he explained to a crowd that needed no converting. "My mom loved to talk to her 10 children about two things: God and Barbra Streisand."
Over the course of 70 minutes (which included a Q&A&H* section at the end) Streisand and Rodriguez talked about her legendary filmography, her pioneering work as a female director and why you can't bring up walls in her presence. Here are a few highlights.