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FILM: HESTER STREET @Film Forum

  • Film Forum 209 West Houston Street New York, NY, 10014 United States (map)

7:00

Tuesday, October 4

(1974, Joan Micklin Silver) 1896 New York, and Steven Keats’ Yankel transforms himself into the all-American, beardless “Jake," acquiring a home-grown girl friend along the way – and then his sheitel-wearing wife Carol Kane (Oscar nomination) shows up on his doorstep, straight from the shtetl  … and cultures collide, even as Doris Roberts offers salty advice, and non-pro Mel Howard timidly yearns from the sidelines.  Despite its shoestring budget, a strikingly authentic look at late 19th century LES life.Post-film interview with director Joan Micklin Silver and star Carol Kane, moderated by Brian Rose, Professor of Film & TV, Fordham University. Archival 35mm print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive. Approx. 92 mins.