Dir. Carl Boese and Paul Wegener (91min, Germany, 1920)

Grammy-nominated Gary Lucas presents a reprisal of one of his most beloved original scores: the 1920 German silent horror-fantasy expressionist film Golem, the tale of a 16th century rabbi who made a man out of clay to save the Jewish community of Prague from annihilation.

Known for his work with Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley, and Gods and Monsters, and for his innovative film scores, Gary has been dubbed “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” by The New Yorker, “the world’s most popular avant-rock guitarist” by The Independent (UK), “One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists” by Classic Rock and the “Guitarist of 1000 Ideas” by The New York Times.

Co-presented Opera On Tap Dc Metro and Vendetta Bocce Bar & Tavern.

Thursday, February 26, 7:15 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

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Guitarist Gary Lucas performs his live original soundtrack.
CarlBoeseCarl Boese was a German film director, screenwriter and producer. He directed 158 films between 1917 and 1957. His films include Hello Janine!, The Eleven Devils, and Die letzte Droschke von Berlin.




PaulWegenerPaul Wegener was a German actor, writer and film director known for his pioneering role in German expressionist cinema. He was born on December 11, 1874 in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, Germany. and was best known known for The Golem and The Golem and the Dancing Girl.

“Lucas’s undefinable coup of a score to the 20s German expressionist film The Golem blended non-Klezmer Jewish roots with jazz and whatever else would evoke the film’s eerie cosmology … His shape-shifting music is still among the more sophisticated expressions of a cultural consciousness.” -The Village Voice