Hester Street

Hester Street

Director: Joan Micklin Silver Cast: Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2015
UPC: 0738329158729
Original Release: 1975
Rating: PG
Source: Kino Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 14,093

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steven Keats Jake
Carol Kane Gitl
Mel Howard Bernstein
Dorrie Kavanaugh Mamie
Doris Roberts Kavarsky
Stephen Strimpell Peltner
Lauren Frost Fanny
Paul Freedman Joey
Anna Berger Poultry Woman
Sol Frieder Scribe
Martin Garner Boss
Mordecai Lawner Waiter
Leib Lensky Peddler
Robert Lesser Lawyer
Eda Reiss Merin Rabbi's Wife
Joanna Merlin Jake's Landlady
Lin Shaye Whore
Claudia Silver Feigie
Philip Sterling Mr. Lipman
Zvee Scooler Rabbi

Technical Credits
Joan Micklin Silver Director,Screenwriter
William Bolcom Score Composer
Robert Pusilo Costumes/Costume Designer
Raphael Silver Producer
Raphael D. Stewart Producer
Kenneth Van Sickle Cinematographer
Katherine Wenning Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hester Street
1. Chapter 1 [10:58]
2. Chapter 2 [11:25]
3. Chapter 3 [12:53]
4. Chapter 4 [16:10]
5. Chapter 5 [9:38]
6. Chapter 6 [10:13]
7. Chapter 7 [9:00]
8. Chapter 8 [8:45]

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Hester Street 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carol Kane triumphs in this exquisite period piece by Joan Micklin Silver. The film persuasively tells the story of a traditional young wife who arrives in America, only to discover that her husband now loves another woman. Slowly, she adapts to her new life in New York and finds the strength to cope with her situation. Scenes in New York's Lower East Side masterfully evoke the colorful old city, even though the film was not shot in color. Joan Micklin Silver's films are very fine indeed. For another treat, see Crossing Delancey.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is so correct as to the life style and events of the time that i hve included this film in my family history as a reference. Many of my family lived in the area and passed on stories of the street merchants and living conditions. Several of my aunts and grandparents were in the tailor, push cart and candy store businesses. A great movie!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago