Produced by Universal Pictures in 1926, The Cohens and Kellys is a lively ethnic comedy about feuding Irish and Jewish families living next to each other on New York’s Lower East Side. The tensions only increase when the Jewish daughter falls in love with the Irish son. The film is filled with stock characters—such as the Jewish shopkeeper, the Irish cop, the suffering Jewish mother—played with great comic flair by a remarkable cast in their prime. The film has been jointly restored by the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique and the IFI Irish Film Archive.
A SPECIAL EVENT featuring a live score, drawing on Irish and Jewish folk music traditions, performed by multi-award-winning, Dublin-based musicians—accordionist Dermot Dunne and saxophonist Nick Roth.