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Film Screening: "The Golem: How He Came Into The World" - Silent Movie/Live Piano

Finished Tue, Nov 30, 2021 , 8pm
5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
100rmb presale, 125rmb at the door


Centuries before the book "Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus" by Mary Shelley, a man-made character with super-strength and limited intelligence, the golem, was told of in Jewish folklore. More than a decade before Boris Karloff became the movies' iconic Frankenstein's Monster, Paul Wagener finished his trilogy of golem films by co-directing, co-writing, and co-starring as the titular character in 1920's "The Golem: How He Came into the World." On November 30 Kartel will be screening this German expressionism silent film classic with Chinese inter-titles (along with English and its native German language ones, too). It will be accompanied by JZ/Jazz At Lincoln Center musician Tony Bott on keyboards, and with a special talk by DJ BO/Brian O.

Before the main movie, a special short film on the evil of antisemitism, starring Frank Sinatra, will be presented as well. Happening on the 3rd evening of Hannukah, it's the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. And to get in the spirit, all proceeds will be donated to Lifeline, a mental health support organization based in Shanghai. L'Chaim.

This will be the 9th film as part of Tou-JAM's Guilt Free Cin(ema) Club. The Guilt Free Cin. Club is a series of movie events with a special rule: it's all legit. They only screen movies that are public domain, or have specific permission from the producers to show. Whether you're a cinema snob or dread any “old” movie not starring Chaplin, come enjoy and learn.