East & West (Ost und west) (U) + live accompaniment by Lemez Lovas of Oi Va Voi and guest musicians

16:00 / A rare screening of Sidney M Goldin and Ivan Abramson’s silent Yiddish comedy, starring Molly Picon

17 February 2008
Cinema 1


Tickets:
£8.50 full price / £6 members & concs

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Accompanied by Lemez Lovas of Oi Va Voi and guest musicians Moshikop and Rohan Kriwaczek.
Yiddish film is unique among world cinema cultures, and we are delighted to present a rare screening of Sidney M Goldin and Ivan Abramson’s silent comedy East and West.

Featuring Molly Picon, one of the great stars of Yiddish cinema, it tells the story of streetwise New York flapper Mollie, who travels to her cousin’s wedding in a traditional Polish shtetl.

Contrasting sophisticated city values against those of simple village life, the film contains classic scenes of the irrepressible Picon lifting weights, boxing and teaching young villagers to shimmy, and eventually meeting her match in a young yeshiva scholar.

Lovas, Moshikop and Kriwaczek’s cheeky new score takes us from traditional klezmer to contemporary electronica, from liturgical melancholy to party pop kitsch and from vaudeville to breakbeat.

Austria 1923 Dir. Sidney M. Goldin, Ivan Abramson 85 min.




Part of Silent Film & Live Music Series


Commissioned by the JCC for London and produced by YaD Arts.

With thanks to the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University.


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