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Fri, Jun 22, 2018 7:00pm –
Fri, Jul 13, 2018 7:00pm –
Fri, Jul 27, 2018 7:00pm –


The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York  New York  10016
United States
The Morgan Library & Museum

Monster Movies

This series of classic monster films coincides with the exhibition Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders.

The Golem
Friday, June 22, 7 pm
Film Screening with Live Music
Directors: Carl Boese & Paul Wegener 
(1920, 86 minutes)

Suffering under the tyrannical rule of Rudolf II in 16th-century Prague, a Talmudic rabbi (Albert Steinruck) creates a giant warrior (Paul Wegener) to protect the safety of his people. Sculpted of clay, the Golem is a seemingly indestructible juggernaut, performing acts of great heroism, yet equally capable of dreadful violence. Live piano accompaniment at this silent film classic by Ben Model.

King Kong vs. Godzilla
Friday, July 13, 7 pm
Director: Ishirô Honda
(1962, 87 minutes, English subtitles)

Join us for a campy monster mash for “The two mightiest monsters of all time! the most colossal conflict the screen has ever known.” A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.

Pan’s Labyrinth
Friday, July 27, 7 pm
Director: Guillermo del Toro (2006, 118 minutes)

In 1944 Spain, young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) and her ailing mother (Ariadna Gil) arrive at the post of her mother’s new husband (Sergi López), a sadistic army officer who is trying to quell a guerrilla uprising. While exploring an ancient maze, Ofelia encounters the faun Pan and escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

The exhibition Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders will be open at 6 pm for program attendees.