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Hester Street

(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Russian-Polish Jewish immigrants encounter trials and tribulations as they discard their old world traditions and adjust to life in the United States. Set in the lower East Side of New York, 1896.
Statement of Responsibility: Midwest Films presents ; produced by Raphael D. Silver ; directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Title: Hester Street
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : Home Vision Entertainment, 2004
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on "Yekl" by Abraham Cahan
Original production: c1974
Includes special features
Credits: Screenplay by Joan Micklin Silver ; director of photography, Kenneth Van Sickle ; original music by Herbert L. Clarke ; music adapted by William Bolcom.
Performers: Mel Howard, Carol Kane, Steven Keats ... [et al.].
Summary: Russian-Polish Jewish immigrants encounter trials and tribulations as they discard their old world traditions and adjust to life in the United States. Set in the lower East Side of New York, 1896.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: In English and Yiddish with optional English subtitles
Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Jews New York (State) New York Drama Immigrants United States Drama Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Genre/Form: Feature films
Topical Term: Jews
Immigrants
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Additional Contributors: Silver, Joan Micklin
Howard, Mel
Kane, Carol - 1952-
Keats, Steven
Cahan, Abraham - 1860-1951
Publisher No: HES 020
ISBN: 0780029399
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.9 H
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Dec 31, 2013
  • lynnwl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I only watched the first part of the dvd, as it seemed very boring to me and kind of silly

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