Histoires d'Amerique


1h 39m 1989

Brief Synopsis

The story of how Polish Jews maintained their cultural identity while trying to adapt to the New World is told through an assortment of monologues, sketches, anecdotes, and clippings from the Yiddish press of the 1920s told directly to the camera by young Jewish performers.

Film Details

Also Known As
American Stories, Food, Family and Philosophy
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Paradise Films; Rtbf Telefilms
Location
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

The story of how Polish Jews maintained their cultural identity while trying to adapt to the New World is told through an assortment of monologues, sketches, anecdotes, and clippings from the Yiddish press of the 1920s told directly to the camera by young Jewish performers.

Film Details

Also Known As
American Stories, Food, Family and Philosophy
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Paradise Films; Rtbf Telefilms
Location
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1989

Released in United States 1990

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States February 1989

Released in United States March 1989

Released in United States May 1989

Released in United States November 1989

Released in United States October 1989

Released in United States September 1989

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1989

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 14 & 15, 1989.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17 & 21, 1989.

Shown at London Film Festival November 10-26, 1989.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 24-September 4, 1989.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival March 12-14, 1989.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 9 & 11, 1989.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 6 & 12, 1989.

Began shooting June 27, 1988.

Completed shooting July 17, 1988.

"The Feminine Eye" program celebrates New York Women in Film & Television's 20th anniversary.

Released in United States 1989 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 24-September 4, 1989.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown in New York City (BAM Rose Cinema) as part of program "The Feminine Eye: Twenty Years of Women's Cinema" January 28 - February 7, 1999.)

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (West European Cinema) April 19 - May 3, 1990.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1989

Released in United States February 1989 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 14 & 15, 1989.)

Released in United States March 1989 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival March 12-14, 1989.)

Released in United States May 1989 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17 & 21, 1989.)

Released in United States September 1989 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 9 & 11, 1989.)

Released in United States October 1989 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 6 & 12, 1989.)

Released in United States November 1989 (Shown at London Film Festival November 10-26, 1989.)