COHEN ON THE TELEPHONE
Dir. Robert Ross
(9min, USA, 1929)
Narrative Short 

Trying to make a call and unfamiliar with the newfangled invention of the telephone, Cohen (played by George Sidney) embroils himself in a comic monologue of misunderstanding. Here, we see how the Jewish immigrant is now characterized not simply by how he moves and looks, but by how he speaks.

Film restored by the National Center For Jewish Film.



Playing as part of the Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover program.







DATES AND TICKETS

Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 pm
Goethe Institut
814 Seventh Street NW at I Street
Washington, DC


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