Hester Street

1975, U.S., 89m, 4K DCP

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Screened June 1, 2022

In 1890s N.Y.C., a 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, Joan Micklin Silver’s loving, funny debut evocatively recreates the turn-of-the-century Lower East Side. Shot on a shoestring budget, the film became an unexpected hit and the rare indie to garner an Oscar nomination (for Kane’s heartbreaking turn). A Cohen Media Group release

In English and Yiddish with English subtitles

Restored in 4K in 2020 from the 35mm original negative by the Cohen Film Collection at DuArt Media Services, and with the help of Joan Micklin Silver’s daughter, Marisa Silver

A film by Joan Micklin Silver

Uproarious and exhilarating… reaffirms the human spirit and creates an uplift instead of a downdraft.”

The Los Angeles Times

Carol Kane is extraordinary… a triumphant bonfire.”

The New York Times