Hester Street

OCOpen Caption screening
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Masked matinee. Details HERE

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Poster for the film HESTER STREET

Hester Street

Gitl (Carol Kane, in her Academy Award 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 embarrassed 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.

4K restoration from the original negative of the film

"Carol Kane in the starring role is extraordinary."
Richard Eder, New York Times

This film is part of the Senior Afternoon Cinema series.



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