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Hester Street
Gitl and her son arrive on the Lower East side of New York in 1896 to join her husband Jake. While Jake, who has job in a sweatshop and an English-speaking girlfriend, has completely embraced America, Gitl clings to her old country ways. Jake is embarrassed to be seen with her as he struggles to assimilate by shedding his ethnic heritage. In a wonderful, unexpected turn, Gitl finds a way to become victor instead of victim. A beautifully filmed portrait of the American immigrant experience, full of charm and humor.
Drama
89 min
1975
PG
Westchester
English
VUDU Community
4.0
TOMATOMETER
67%
Cast & Crew
 
Joan Micklin Silver
Joan Micklin Silver
Director
Carol Kane
Carol Kane
Gitl
Steven Keats
Steven Keats
Jake
Mel Howard
Mel Howard
Bernstein
Dorrie Kavanaugh
Dorrie Kavanaugh
Mamie
Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts
Mrs. Kavarsky
Stephen Strimpell
Stephen Strimpell
Joe Peltner
Anna Berger
Anna Berger
Poultry Woman
Martin Garner
Martin Garner
Boss
Sol Frieder
Sol Frieder
Scribe
Mordecai Lawner
Mordecai Lawner
Waiter
Zvee Scooler
Zvee Scooler
Rabbi
Lin Shaye
Lin Shaye
Whore
Robert Lesser
Robert Lesser
Lawyer
Joanna Merlin
Joanna Merlin
Jake's Landlady
Claudia Silver
Claudia Silver
Feigie
Philip Sterling
Philip Sterling
Mr. Lipman
Eda Reiss Merin
Eda Reiss Merin
Rabbi's Wife
Raphael D. Silver
Raphael D. Silver
Producer
Abraham Cahan
Abraham Cahan
Short Story Author