Directed by Joan Micklin Silver. With Carol Kane. Pioneering indie filmmaker (and former Clevelander) Joan Micklin Silver appears in person to discuss her 1975 classic that 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.
USA, 1975, some subtitles, b&w, DVD, 92 min.
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