Hester Street

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Hester Street ★★★½ 1975

Set at the turn of the century, the film tells the story of a young Jewish immigrant who ventures to New York City to be with her husband. As she reacquaints herself with her husband, she finds that he has abandoned his Old World ideals. The film speaks not only to preserving the heritage of the Jews, but to cherishing all heritages and cultures. Highly regarded upon release, unfortunately forgotten today. 92m/B VHS, DVD . Carol Kane, Doris Roberts, Steven Keats, Mel Howard, Dorrie Kavanaugh, Stephen Strimpell; D: Joan Micklin Silver; W: Joan Micklin Silver; C: Kenneth Van Sickle; M: William Bolcom.