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