The Golem with Black Francis
At 9:30 tonight, the 51st Annual San Francisco International Film Festival will present The Golem with Black Francis at the Castro Theater. From the capsule summary on the linked page:
A silent classic and an exemplary specimen of German expressionist cinema, The Golem is set in 16th century Prague. A rabbi fashions a proto–Frankenstein’s monster, sculpted from rough clay and brought to life through sorcery, to protect the Jewish ghetto from a Christian emperor’s decree that it be dissolved. Through means both surprising and charming, the creature manages to stave off the wrath of the emperor and his court. But it eventually goes haywire, as the rabbi’s jealous assistant turns the golem toward evil. A true juggernaut, the golem destroys everything in its path.
Black Francis, of Pixies fame, will perform original music to accompany the film.
Tickets are $15 for Film Society members, $20 for non-members.