"Der Golem" + "The Skeleton Dance"

(Oct. 31 & Nov. 11) — The spooky double feature pairs a 1920 silent classic (with live piano) about the legendary man-made figure with a 1929 sound film, the first of Walt Disney's "Silly Symphonies." 

"Der Golem" 1920. Germany. Directed by Carl Boese, Paul Wegener. Silent, with piano accompaniment by Ben Model. 87 min. — "[A] clay image of the Golem [is] brought to life by the old Rabbi. This legendary figure of the Middle Ages is afterwards instrumental in delivering the Jews from the oppression of their overlord. The entire film, of considerable interest for its exterior settings and its lighting as well as for the acting of Wegener [as the Golem].” — Iris Barry’s "History of Film."

"The Skeleton Dance" 1929. USA. Directed by Walt Disney. Animation by Ub Iwerks. 16mm. 6 min. — “The Skeleton Dance" [was] first of the Silly Symphonies ... In the Mickeys and the Symphonies alike, the brilliant use of sound as an integral part of the cartoon, rather than as an accompaniment deserves special attention.” — Iris Barry’s "History of Film."

WHEN

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 1:30pm

EVENT LOCATION

MoMA
11 W. 53rd St., Floor T2/T1, Theater 2
New York, NY 10019

MAIN EVENT PHONE

(212) 708-9400

PRICING INFORMATION

$12; $10 Senior; $8 Student

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