Our friends at the Museum at Eldridge Street will be screening a rarely seen film, Hester Street, by Joan Micklin Silver, this Sunday at 3:00pm. The best part? Two for one tickets for Lower East Siders who live or work in the neighborhood!
See a landmark film at a landmark site when Hester Street, Joan Micklin Silver’s 1975 film, is shown at the Museum at Eldridge Street. What better setting for this little-seen classic, which takes place on the Lower East side streets surrounding the Museum’s home, the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue.
Hester Street is based on an 1896 story by Jewish Daily Forward editor Abraham Cahan, and traces the comic and poignant story of Jake (Steven Keats) and Gitl (Carol Kane), Russian immigrants with very different ideas about Americanization.