Last year, when lyricists Alan & Marilyn Bergman came to the 2007 Chicago Humanities Festival, they told me plans were underway for a new DVD version of Yentl—a special 25th anniversary release. Since that time I’ve checked Amazon faithfully to no avail, but today: HOORAY!!! It’s scheduled for 2/3/09 & available for pre-order!!! For years now, Yentl has been the butt of ignorant jokes, but this new version will undoubtedly provide an opportunity for women everywhere to take emotional ownership of one of the most beautiful & important films made in the 20th century. Do I really believe this? YES I DO!!!