The Golem

Monster Movies

This series of classic monster films coincides with the exhibition Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders.



The Golem 

Film Screening with Live Music

Directors: Carl Boese & Paul Wegener 
(1920, 86 minutes)

Suffering under the tyrannical rule of Rudolf II in 16th-century Prague, a Talmudic rabbi (Albert Steinruck) creates a giant warrior (Paul Wegener) to protect the safety of his people. Sculpted of clay, the Golem is a seemingly indestructible juggernaut, performing acts of great heroism, yet equally capable of dreadful violence. Live piano accompaniment at this silent film classic by Ben Model.

The exhibition Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders will be open at 6 pm for program attendees.


Friday, June 22, 7 pm

Exhibition-related films are free with museum admission. 

Advance reservations for members only. Tickets are available at the Admission Desk on the day of the screening.

Scene from The Golem, courtesy of Kino Lorber, Inc

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail [email protected] for information.