Hester Street

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Dealing with themes of assimilation, this film, set in the early 1900s, focuses on the experiences of an immigrant family in New York City. Gitl (Carol Kane) has just arrived in America from Russia with her son. She has come to meet her husband, Jake (Steven Keats), who has been in the States for some time and is comfortably settled. While Gitl struggles to find her place in this country, she clashes with Jake, who has fully embraced their new homeland.

Cast & Crew

Mel Howard
Bernstein
Doris Roberts
Mrs. Kavarsky
Eda Reiss Merin
Rabbi's Wife
William Bolcom
Original Music
Herbert L. Clarke
Original Music
Kenneth Van Sickle
Cinematographer
Katherine Wenning
Film Editor
Jay Wolf
Casting
Stuart Wurtzel
Production Design
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Critic Reviews for Hester Street

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Audience Reviews for Hester Street

  • Oct 15, 2013
    A look at early "feminism" as we have the story of a woman trying to exceed traditional roles to embrace the lifestyle of a new country. This however is a dull rendition.
    John B Super Reviewer

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