LOWER EAST SILENT

A Yiddish film is set to jazz

Ah, 1925. Calvin Coolidge is in the White House, John Scopes is on trial for teaching evolution, New York becomes the largest city in the world, and one of the year's highest grossing films, His People, is about a Russian Jewish family from the Lower East Side. Tonight, Eldridge Street screens the silent pic about a pious pushcart peddler and the challenges to their heritage that his two sons face while living in such a neighborhood. Jazz musician Paul Shapiro puts a new twist on the classic with a grooving score, performed by his sextet.
Sun., Feb. 8, 3 p.m., 2009

 
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