The Cohens and Kellys

England • Film • Music
25 Nov 2018— 25 Nov 2018

The Cohens and Kellys

Barbican Centre


Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS

IFI in collaboration with the UK Jewish Film Festival, Irish Film Festival London and the Barbican Cinemas present The Cohens and Kellys (1926) Cine-Concert.

This lively ethnic comedy of feuding Irish and Jewish families in 1920s New York is filled with stock characters played with great comic flair –the hard-working Jewish storekeeper (George Sidney), his anxious wife (Vera Gordon), the pugnacious Irish cop (Charlie Murray),and his feisty but warm-hearted wife (Cork-born Kate Price).  Multi-award-winning accordionist Dermot Dunne and saxophonist Nick Roth, Artistic Director of the Yurodny Ensemble, will be joined by others to present a score drawing lavishly on Irish and Jewish folk music traditions.

The film was jointly restored by the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique and the IFI Irish Film Archive.

Image: Courtesy of the IFI Film Archive