Hester Street

1975, 89m, 35mm, U.S.

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened May 19–30, 2017

Part of the program

In 1890s NYC (evocatively recreated on a shoestring budget), Jewish immigrant Steven Keats has assimilated seamlessly into the American community… until his wife from back home (Carol Kane) arrives on his doorstep. Sumptuously shot in black and white, Silver’s loving, funny debut became an unexpected hit, and the rare indie to garner an Oscar nom (for Kane’s heartbreaking turn).

In English and Yiddish with English subtitles

A film by Joan Micklin Silver