Cornell University

The Golem

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:15pm to 9:01pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

With live accompaniment by Gary Lucas on guitars
Special Pricing: $14 general/$11 students ($3 off for All-Access Pass holders)
1920 > Germany > Directed by Paul Wegener
With Paul Wegener, Albert Steinruck, Lyda Salmonova
Based on the legend of the Golem, a creature made from clay by Rabbi Loew in 16th century Prague to defend the Jews in the ghetto against pograms, this particular version was made with the resources of Germany's Ufa studio. The spectacular sets were inspired by the medieval architecture of Prague, and the hulking figure of the Golem was a key influence on the portrayal of the monster in Frankenstein. Shown in a new digital restoration with live accompaniment performed by legendary Captain Beefheart Magic Band guitarist Gary Lucas. Cosponsored with the Jewish Studies Program, the Cornell Council for the Arts, the Dept of German Studies and the Institute for German Cultural Studies. Subtitled. More at
1 hr 46 min

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Cornell Cinema, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Institute for German Cultural Studies


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$14 general/$11 students ($3 off for All-Access Pass holders)

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