Film Series: Jewish Americans on Film

Hester Street (1975)

Wednesday, May 18 – 7pm
$10/$8 members in advance
$12/$10 members at the door

Director Joan Micklin Silver’s film is praised for its reconstruction of Jewish immigrant life in New York’s Lower East Side during the early 20th century. Yekl quickly assimilates into American culture and becomes “Jake”, but the transition is not as simple for his newly-arrived wife Gitl. Former Clevelander Carol Kane received an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Gitl. (90min)

Part of the Maltz Museum’s series “Jewish Americans on Film”

Enjoy one or all of these unique perspectives on the American Jewish experience.
Purchase advance tickets for all three films and save!
$25/$20 members

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