Joan Micklin Silver’s beloved late 19th century story tells of a womanizing Russian Jew on New York’s Lower East Side, whose lifestyle is threatened when his wife, a traditional Jew, arrives with their son from the old country. This bracing comedy of Jewish immigration and awkward assimilation never loses its flavor or its wisdom about Judaic matters of the heart.
Preceded by 70 Hester Street.
As his parents prepare to move out of the loft where he grew up at 70 Hester Street, the filmmaker traces the shifting history of the building, once part of a thriving immigrant Jewish neighborhood.
Films presented by author Anita Diamant.
Part of the Favorite Films from the Famous Program
Event Location: Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St, Brookline, Massachusetts, 02446
$12.00 Seniors, students, BJFF, MFA, WGBH and Coolidge Corner Theatre members