Hester Street(Movie, 1975)

1h 30min | Genres: Drama, Romance / Love
Hester StreetRating: 3.5/5 (with 6 votes)
Hester Street is a 1975 romantic film based on Abraham Cahan's 1896 novella Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto, and was adapted and directed by Joan Micklin Silver. In 2011, Hester Street was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The film stars Steven Keats and Carol Kane. Kane was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. ()
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Awards & Nominations for Hester Street

National Film Registry Academy Award for Best Actress

About Hester Street

Steven Keats plays a Russian emigre who prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by other Jewish immigrants. When his wife (Carol Kane) finally arrives in the New World, however, she has a lot of assimilating to do. This causes the tension which drives the movie along, though it maintains a fairly light atmosphere most of the time.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Made by: Midwest Films
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN), Yiddish (YI)
Translated into 6 languages: English (EN), French (FR), Italian (IT), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/19/1975
Color: Black & White (B/W)

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