HESTER STREET

Dealing with themes of assimilation, this recently re-mastered black and white film, set in the early 1900s, focuses on the experiences of a Jewish immigrant family. Gitl and her son arrive on the Lower East Side to join her husband, Jake, who has fully embraced his new homeland with a job and an English-speaking girlfriend. While Gitl struggles to find her place in this country, she clashes with Jake and finds a way to become victor instead of victim.

Director:

Joan Micklin Silver

Language:

English

Genre:

Black & White, Drama

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