On March 10, 2015 at Merrill Auditorium MJFF and the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ will offer an extraordinary evening of entertainment – a screening of the silent, German classic film The Golem – the restored, authorized version – accompanied by acclaimed organist Peter Krasinski.
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 and animated by the mysterious secrets of the Kabbalah, the Golem is a seemingly indestructible juggernaut, performing acts of great heroism, yet equally capable of dreadful violence. When the rabbi’s assistant (Ernst Deutsch) takes control of the Golem and attempts to use him for selfish gain, the lumbering monster runs rampant, abducting the rabbi’s daughter (Lyda Salmonova) and setting fire to the ghetto.
Read the full article on the Maine Jewish Film Festival’s website!