Golem – The Legend of Man

ARTE Film Première and Discussion

Golem lookalikes (two golem figures)

Golem lookalikes, photograph from around 1914; German Film Institute, Frankfurt, Paul Wegener Estate – Kai Möller Collection

Documentary by Torsten Striegnitz and Simone Dobmeier, ARTE/rbb 2016, approx. 52 min.

The golem is a figure from Jewish mysticism that has arisen time and again in poetry and literature and inspired numerous filmmakers and visual artists. The golem theme has shifted across the ages to reflect the fears and desires of the respective eras. In times of crisis particularly, this mythical, human-like creature has boomed. The film Golem – Die Legende vom Menschen (Golem – The Legend of Man), which was made to mark the big golem exhibition at the Jewish Museum Berlin, traces the origins and development of the golem figure from the Bible and the Talmud through works by Goethe to science fiction films – it is an exciting journey through two thousand years of cultural history.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Following the movie première, there will be a panel discussion with Peter Schäfer (Director, Jewish Museum Berlin) and Torsten Striegnitz (filmmaker).
Moderation: Stephan Abarbanell, Programmbereichsleiter Hauptabteilung Kultur im rbb

Broadcast: Sunday 25 September 2016 at 5.35 pm on ARTE

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

More Information

  • When

    13 September 2016, 7 pm

  • Where
    W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

  • Entry fee

    free

  • Please book on Tel: +49 (0)30 25 993 488
    presse@jmberlin.de

Events Accompanying the Exhibition (11) GOLEM Show all

GOLEM

Golem talks, workshops, readings, and film premiere: events for adults, kids, and families held during our Golem exhibition in 2016–17.

Long Museum Night

27 August 2016
The Golem is Coming! The Jewish legend figure has inspired artists and authors

Golem – The Legend of Man

13 September 2016
ARTE Film Première and Discussion

The Clay Giant's Alive!

Held on 8 and 9 October. A musical reading (in German) with the author Anke Kuhl, plus a visit to the golem workshop, for children aged 5 and older

The Golem is Coming

20 and 27 October: A vacation day all about golems for children aged 8 to 12 (in German)

Greetings from Golem

13 November at 11 am: Exhibition tour and screen-printing workshop for adults and children 6 and older (in German)

Joshua Cohen:
You want a golem?

17 November 2016
Golem talks: Joshua Cohen reads from his highly-praised Book of Numbers.

Cathy Gelbin: The Golem Returns

1 December 2016
Golem talks: The slide presentation examines the special role of the golem for the formation of a modern Jewish culture and identity.

Guided Tour for School Students

Program for school groups, ages 6 to 19

Tour for Adults

A one-hour group program

Workshop for preschool and afterschool groups

A program for school groups and after-school groups, ages 7 and older, who want to built their own golem

Public guided tour for adults

Every Sunday (23 September–29 January 2017), 2 pm

GOLEM

Exhibition

23 September 2016 to 29 January 2017
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