Public Domain Xinema presents...DER GOLEM

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Public Domain Xinema (PDX) screens lost, classic and cult films on the big screen in the old way; with newsreels, cartoons, live music and other special treats. Movies for the people, by the people. Join us.

Public Domain Xinema presents...DER GOLEM


For our next amazing night of classic cinema with live music, we have Paul Wegener and Carl Boese's atmospheric and brilliant expressionist masterpiece, Der Golem: How he Came into the World (1920). Starring Wegener himself as the Golem, this magical and historically steeped tale portrays the desperate Jews of Prague, who under the guidance of their leader, Rabbi Loew, summon a mystical creature, the golem, to defend them from the antisemitism of the day which threatened to expel them from their homes. I wonder if he'll spin out of control and threaten the very lives of the people he's supposed to protect...

It's a film masterpiece (just another Tuesday, really...) being presented with an all-new original score performed right in the theater by the incomparable team of Justin Schepige and Kevin Van Walk, also known as Sonochromatic. All presented for your hungry eyes, with newsreels, cartoons and other treats from 1920, and an introduction from curator Ygal Kaufman. 

Only at the Clinton Street Theater, and only for a small donation (or nothing at all, just come!),

Tuesday, July 10th, 7 pm.

Don't miss this magic night of film history!

Der Golem
Carl Boese, Paul Wegener
91 minutes

In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.