Classic Film: Hester StreetDate: October 11, 2018Time: 2:00 pm
Set in 1896, Russian-Jewish immigrant Yankel moves to New York’s Lower East Side searching for a better life for himself and his family. Yankel quickly assimilates, finds a job as a tailor, adopts a new name (“Jake”), and a “real American gal,” Mamie. But when his wife, Gitl (Carol Kane), and son, Yossele, come to America, he tries to shed his new girlfriend and Americanize Gitl and Yossele. A timeless, sharply observed, and poignant re-creation of Jewish life at the turn of the 20th century.