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WITH LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT BY ROBIN HARRIS AND LAURA ANSTEE

Attending this event

Robin Harris and Laura Anstee

Robin Harris and Laura Anstee met while playing in She’koyokh Klezmer Ensemble, reviewed the ‘UK’s best Klezmer Band’ by Songlines Magazine. During this time with She’koyokh, a shared passion of Klezmer was developed and became adopted into their instrumental techniques, many of which are drawn on for their score to Der Golem.

Films screening at this event

Hungry Hearts

Director
E. Mason Hopper
Country
USA
Year
1922
Duration
80 min

Shot on location on the New York’s Lower East Side, this bittersweet tale is a tragic and wonderfully comic portrait of the era, and captures the hopes and hardships of Jewish immigrants in the New World. Considered a landmark document – the film industry’s first serious depiction of the Jewish immigrant experience – Goldwyn Pictures’ 1922 silent movie is adapted from Ania Yezierska’s story of the Levin family, who escape Tsarist Russia in search of a better life in America.

The dynamic score by Robin Harris and Laura Anstee is a fusion of original compositions, Klezmer melodies and improvised selections performed on piano, trombone, lyra, tuba, mbira and cello.