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Hester Street

Directed by Joan Micklin Silver

USA | 89 minutes | 1975

Carol Kane (Annie Hall, Carnal Knowledge, Dog Day Afternoon) stars with Doris Roberts (TV's Everybody Loves Raymond) in Joan Micklin Silver's touching tale of Gitl (Kane), a young Jewish woman who comes to America in the 1890s, only to discover that her husband, Jake (Steven Keats, from The Executioner's Song and Black Sunday) has given up the ways of the old country, and taken up with a new girlfriend, and a new life. By turns heartbreaking, comic, and sharply observed, this remarkable film won Kane an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in 1975 and launched director Joan Micklin Silver's career.
Director Joan Micklin Silver
Countries of Production USA
Year of Presentation 1975
Premiere Status
Runtime 89 minutes
Principal Cast Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard, Doris Roberts

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress

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