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Happy 4th of July! Celebrate U.S. Independence Day with:

10 American Road Movies Directed by Women

Crossroads dir. Tamra Davis
Farah Goes Bang dir. Meena Menon
The Guilt Trip dir. Anne Fletcher
The Hitch-hiker dir. Ida Lupino
Little Miss Sunshine dir. Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris
Manny & Lo dir. Lisa Krueger
River of Grass dir. Kelly Reichardt
The Road Within dir. Gren Wells
Wanda dir. Barbara Loden
Wanderlust dir. Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini

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“Because, when I was a little girl, my mom said to me, ‘Barbra Streisand never got a nose job— you’re never getting one.’ Barbra showed women that it’s not necessary to alter yourself to become successful. Instead, she made most of what she had, and it launched her career. When I first watched Funny Girl, I’d never felt so connected to a story or a character. The minute it was over, I poured myself a glass of champagne, got out crackers and cream cheese, and played it again from the beginning— it’s my favorite movie of all time. People often ask me what I want to do most in my career, and I don’t even want to pick: I want to be able to do a great film or a Broadway play, or make an amazing album. Barbra’s won an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Tony. It’s inspiring to see someone achieve success in many different fields while still maintaining her individuality”

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Watch the video above to see Christina Bianco singing the Witch’s songs from Into the Woods as different actresses and singers, such as Patti LuPone, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel and more!