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This acclaimed look at Jewish immigrants living in New York at the turn of the 20th century stars Steven Keats as Yekl, a man who leaves his family in Russia and quickly becomes "Americanized." Elated with his new lifestyle, Yekl-now "Jake"-is soon joined by his wife (Oscar-nominee Carol Kane) and son, but tensions arise when she struggles with shedding her Old World ways. Mel Howard and Dorrie Kavanaugh co-star; directed by Joan Micklin Silver. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English and Yiddish; Subtitles: English; interviews; audio commentary; alternate opening; theatrical trailer.
This acclaimed look at Jewish immigrants living in New York at the turn of the 20th century stars Steven Keats as Yekl, a man who leaves his family in Russia and quickly becomes "Americanized." Elated with his new lifestyle, Yekl-now "Jake"-is soon joined by his wife (Oscar-nominee Carol Kane) and son, but tensions arise when she struggles with shedding her Old World ways. Mel Howard and Dorrie Kavanaugh co-star; directed by Joan Micklin Silver. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English and Yiddish; Subtitles: English; interviews; audio commentary; alternate opening; theatrical trailer.
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This acclaimed look at Jewish immigrants living in New York at the turn of the 20th century stars Steven Keats as Yekl, a man who leaves his family in Russia and quickly becomes "Americanized." Elated with his new lifestyle, Yekl-now "Jake"-is soon joined by his wife (Oscar-nominee Carol Kane) and son, but tensions arise when she struggles with shedding her Old World ways. Mel Howard and Dorrie Kavanaugh co-star; directed by Joan Micklin Silver. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English and Yiddish; Subtitles: English; interviews; audio commentary; alternate opening; theatrical trailer.
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