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Hester Street

Hester Street

Drama | English, Yiddish | 89 minutes

Company

Cohen Media Group


Cast & Crew

Director

Joan Micklin Silver

Producer

Raphael D. Silver

Writer

Joan Micklin Silver

Cast

Carol Kane, Steve Keats


Trailer

youtube.com/watch?v=D1TROnPKe_4


Synopsis

In 1890’s New York City, evocatively recreated on a shoestring budget, Jewish immigrant Jake (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, director Joan Micklin Silver’s loving, funny debut feature became an unexpected hit, and the rare independent American film to garner an Oscar nomination for Kane’s heartbreaking, but ultimately empowering turn. Cohen Film Collection is proud to present a gorgeous new 4K restoration of this American classic. Premiered in 2021 New York Film Festival.

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Completion Year

1975


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