Join film historian and preservationist Eric Grayson as he presents a new series of unique and rare vintage film titles. Tickets are available at the door on the night of the film. Popcorn, candy and drinks are available for sale.
Silent German Summer Series: The Golem (1920)
Almost forgotten today, Paul Wegener was one of the first international stars of cinema, starting with The Student of Prague (1913), and continuing with his hit The Golem (1914). Wegener made the mistake of killing his monster unequivocally in the 1914 Golem, so he was forced to do a followup in the form of a prequel. This version of The Golem is a milestone in the silent German cinema. Karl Freund, the young cinematographer, used it as a springboard to greater successes, and he continued as a camera master until the late 1950s. A desperate Rabbi creates a man from clay (Wegener) and endows it with life. His goal is to convince the emperor to ease his treatment of the Jews. Unfortunately, the Rabbi orders the Golem to kill while in a jealous rage, and things get out of control quickly. Live score by pianist Roger Lippincott.