Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joan Micklin Silver will not appear in person as previously announced.
Directed by Joan Micklin Silver. With Carol Kane. This 1975 classic by pioneering indie filmmaker (and former Clevelander) Joan Micklin Silver helped launch the modern era of American independent cinema. (It was selected for The Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 2011.) Set on New York’s Lower East Side at the end of the 19th century, Hester Street tells of a Russian Jewish immigrant couple whose marriage is strained by the idea of assimilation: he wants to, she doesn’t. Carol Kane earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Film scholar Joe Valencic will introduce the 1:30 p.m. screening and also lead a post-film discussion.
USA, 1975, some subtitles, b&w, DVD, 92 min.
Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).