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Barbican – Silent film and Live Music: The Cohens and Kellys

When: 25th November

Where: Barbican Cinema 1

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This lively 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). Living side by side in the poorer quarters of New York, tensions between them reach a peak when the daughter of the Jewish family falls in love with the Irish family’s son.

A live score, drawing lavishly on Irish and Jewish Folk music traditions, is provided by multi-award-winning Irish accordionist Dermot Dunne, saxophonist Nick Roth (Yurodny Ensemble), improvising violinist Cora Venus Lunny and cellist Adrian Mantu (RTÉ ConTempo Quartet).

Barbican – Silent film and Live Music: The Cohens and Kellys

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