(Paul Wegener 1920)
In 16th-century Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a giant clay Golem to protect his people from persecution, but the creature rebels and wreaks deadly havoc. One of the best early examples of German Expressionism in film: highly subjective, and symbolic.
FORMAT: DVD (2 copies provided)
ROYALTIES: $0 (public domain)
RUNNING TIME: 85 minutes
MUSIC: Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jewish songs, dances, singing games and prayers), European renaissance music.
PERFORMERS: Four, on more than a dozen early and traditional instruments
- Tina Chancey: vielle, rebec, Pontic lyra, kamenj, percussion
- Emily Eagen: voice, violin
- Sasha Bogdanowitsch: voice, ney, recorders, dumbek, tar
- Carlo Valte: oud, guitar, percussion
EXCERPTS ON YOUTUBE:
PROGRAM MATERIALS: Program includes expanded notes with background about the legend of the Golem, Jews in 16th century Europe, making the film and details about the music.