Who is Joan Micklin Silver? Joan Micklin Silver Bio/Wiki
Joan Micklin Silver was the director of American films and plays. Silver was born in Omaha on May 24, 1935, and moved to New York City in 1967, where she started writing and directing films.
She is best known for Hester Street. Silver died in Manhattan, New York City, on December 31, 2020.
Joan Micklin Silver’s CROSSING DELANCEY just may be a prefect movie. It’s certainly an ideal rom-com — warm, empathetic, heartfelt & with a distinct sense of place. pic.twitter.com/sXPSEQYGJV
— Mark Olsen (@IndieFocus) January 2, 2021
She was 85 years old.
The film career of Silver, when she moved to New York City in 1967. In the 1960s, she began her film career by writing scripts for educational children’s films created by Encyclopedia Britannica and the Learning Corporation of America, for which she directed three short films: The Case of the Elevator Duck, The Fur Coat, and The Long Long Journey: The Immigrant Experience.
The Immigrant Experience was well received and is considered the immediate precursor to Hester Lane, about Polish immigrants to America (1975).
Silver described the movies Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Presenting Lily Mars (1943), and Song of the Islands (1942) as early influences in an interview in 1989.
She also noted that she felt an association with Satyajit Ray though she appreciated François Truffaut’s work.
Silver died of vascular dementia at her Manhattan home on Thursday, Silver’s daughter, Claudia, told The New York Times.
Amy Irving and Reizl Bozyk in “Crossing Delancey” (1988), dir. Joan Micklin Silver pic.twitter.com/Trb15CcRkV
— ✡️👻🏳️🌈Babadybbuk🏳️🌈👻✡️ (@InfantaRaquel) January 1, 2021
Sad news at the passing of Joan Micklin Silver. Crossing Delancey is a delight, which I must revisit. New York, romance, tradition, cynicism, snobbery 🎥 pic.twitter.com/t43EmPJjEu
— Natasha Wilkinson (@editlondon) January 1, 2021