The Golem (PG)


28 November 2012
Cinema 1

Standard - £12.50 online /
£13.50 on the door

Barbican Members - £10 online /
£10.80 on the door

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With live musical accompaniment by Robin Harris and Laura Anstee.

Director, writer, and actor Paul Wegener’s 1920 triumph (based on the ancient Jewish myth of the Golem) is capped by Karl Freund’s exhilarating lighting and cinematography. In sixteenth century Prague, a Jewish community is threatened with expulsion from the city. The Rabbi constructs a giant figure of clay, and calling upon ancient, mystical powers, the creature is brought to life to protect the people.

With its foreshadowing of Jewish persecution to come, The Golem is a magnificent and poignant piece of film-making that emerged as one of the great masterpieces of silent cinema.

We welcome back musician and composer Robin Harris, this time joined by award winning cellist Laura Anstee. Both former members of the group She'koyokh, they both share a passion for Klezmer music and Silent Film improvisation.
Their lavish multi-instrumental score will feature Piano, Cello, Brass and Lyra. The music is largely improvised with references to both well known Klezmer songs, classical themes and Robin's own compositions.

Germany 1920 Dirs Carl Boese and Paul Wegener 91 min

Part of Step into the Dark
Part of Silent Film & Live Music Series

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