Hester Street

Directed by Joan Micklin Siver

Release Year: 1975
Running Time: 90
Color Type: B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English
     

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Cast
Mel Howard
Doris Roberts
Steven Keats
Carol Kane

Crew
Directed by Joan Micklin Siver

Carol Kane (Annie Hall, TV's Taxi) stars with Steven Keats (Death Wish) Doris Roberts (TV's Everybody Loves Raymond) in Joan Micklin Silver's (Chilly Scenes of Winter) touching tale of Gitl (Kane), a young Jewish woman who comes to America in the 1890s, only to discover that her husband, Jake (Keats), has given up the ways of the old country, and taken up with a new girlfriend, and a new life. By turns heartbreaking, comic, and sharply observed, this remarkable film garnered Kane an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in 1975, and launched director Joan Micklin Silver's career.