The legend of the Golem — a person made from clay and brought to life through kabbalistic magic in 16th century Prague to protect the Jewish community from pogroms — is one of the most enduring stories in Jewish mythology. The 1920 silent film The Golem: How He Came into the World, directed by Paul Wegener and Carl Boese, is considered the definitive version of this amazing tale. Legendary guitarist Gary Lucas‘s original solo guitar score of The Golem has been considered a classic since it debuted in 1989 with co-composer and keyboardist Water Horn at the BAM Next Wave Festival.
Watch the film, with Lucas’s live guitar score. Then Annette Insdorf, one of the foremost film historians in the U.S., will join Lucas for a discussion about his score of the film and The Golem’s place in cinematic history.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.