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Aug 4, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Hungry Hearts

Based on the short stories of Anzia Yezierska, the first writer to bring stories of American Jewish women to a mainstream audience, Hungry Hearts focuses on the members of the Levin family who emigrate from Eastern Europe to New York City's Lower East Side. Abraham, the pious father learned in religion but uninterested in business, has difficulty making a living and adjusting to life in America. The daughter Sara scrubs floors in the tenement in order to earn money and "become a somebody." The mother Hannah, a noble matriarch, scrimps and saves to paint her dingy kitchen white only to have her landlord raise the rent because of the improvements. Filmed on location on New York’s Lower East Side, this bittersweet classic captures the hopes and hardships of Jewish immigrants in the New World.

Special film screeing - SUMMER ON THE ROOF
August 4, 2010 , 8:30pm, Free

Hungry Hearts
Director: E. Mason Hopper, USA, 1922, 80 min, Silent film with English intertitles

Video sample

Music by
Berg Orchestra

Images: Courtesy of The National Center for Jewish Film

All films are in Czech with English subtitles.

Capacity is limited and seating is on a first come-first served basis.
We dont take any reservations.

In case of inclement weather the film will be screened inside in the Czech Center Cinema at 8:30pm.


321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Aug 4, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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