november, 2021

thu11nov7:45 pm11:50 pmFeaturedHester StreetEvent Type:In person screening,Opening NightGenre:DramaLanguage:English,with English subtitles,YiddishSubjects:American Jewish LifeGeographic information:Texas premiere


Thu, Nov 11, 2021 07:45PM

Galaxy Highland 6/9



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Event Details

Among the great cinematic portraits of Jewish life in America, Joan Micklin Silver’s debut feature is anchored by her own screenplay (adapted from Abraham Cahan’s 1896 novella Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto) and an unforgettable, Oscar-nominated performance by Carol Kane. Kane stars as Gitl, one half of an Eastern European Jewish couple alongside Yankel (Steven Keats). Upon arriving in New York’s Lower East Side in the late 19th century, Gitl finds that Yankel, who’d come over to America before her and their young son Yossele, has acclimated to their new country fairly well—but he has also begun an affair with a dancer, and Gitl finds herself in an unenviable situation in a strange new place. Hester Street meticulously reconstructs this bygone haven for Jewish immigrants to masterfully paint one woman’s journey to assimilation and her arrival at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. A Cohen Media Group release. Restored in 4K in 2020 from the 35mm original negative by Cohen Film Collection at DuArt Media Services

Length:  89 minutes

Cast: Carol Kane

Director: Joan Micklin Silver

Writer: Joan Micklin Silver


7:00 PM Reception (included in tickets and Passes) begins 

7:45 PM Theater doors open

Presentation partner:

Galaxy Highland Screens 6 & 96700 Middle Fiskville Road Austin, TX 78752 United States