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Joan Micklin Silver

Filmography

Recent Reviews

Hester Street

So rare to see an account of an immigrant family assimilating into america in the 1800s from the perspective of the wife! This film is really fascinating, it documents assimilations...


Bernice Bobs Her Hair

really enjoyed the awkwardness here. i never hear old fashioned all american ideology music paired with personal failure and boredom in historical movies. this was a nice change in that...


Hester Street

Yankel, a Jewish immigrant from Russia living in late 19th century New York, brings his wife (Carol Kane) and child over from Russia. Yankel has assimilated (he calls himself "Jake")...


Bernice Bobs Her Hair

A charming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's marvelous short story! Shelley Duval is perfection itself as Bernice. Her performance is absolutely enchanting.


Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Joan Macklin Silver's Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976) is a very effective dramatic presentation. The period settings, costumes, and artifacts are splendid. The acting by the whole cast is very...