Hester Street

Directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Theatrical Release Date October 01, 2021
Run Time 89 minutes min

A new 4K restoration from the original negative of Joan Micklin Silver's theatrical feature debut. Gitl (Carol Kane in her Acadamy Awatd nominated role) and her son arrive on the lower East side of New York in 1896 to join her husband Jake (Steven Keats). While Jake, who has a job in a sweatshop and an English-speaking girlfriend, has completely embraced America, Gitl clings to her old country ways. Jake is embarassed to be seen with her as he struggles to assimilate by shedding his ethnic heritage. Gitl finds a way to become victor instead of victim. "A magnificent performance by Carol Kane. An unconditionally happy achievement." - The New York Times.

Name Role
Joan Micklin Silver Director
Steven Keats Jake
Carol Kane Gitl
Mel Howard Bernstein
Dorrie Kavanaugh Mamie
Doris Roberts Mrs. Kavarsky
Lauren Frost Fanny
Country US
Languages English, Yiddish
Subtitles Yes
Run time 89 minutes min
Year Completed 1975