HESTER STREET (1975), directed by Joan Micklin Silver, 92 min. A young Jewish immigrant joins her husband at Ellis Island, only to find he has forsaken his Old World ways. Starring Carol Kane--in an Oscar-nominated performance--and Steven Keats, it was one of the first independent American films to break into the mainstream.
MNN’s Film Series presents The Cinema of Immigration. This 10-week series explores the immigrant experience in the U.S. through films that reflect its ethnic and cultural diversity. Mark Ethan Toporek introduces each screening and leads discussion afterward.
Light refreshments served!