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  • Live Music & Film: 5th Annual Silent Film Festival

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  • Location:

    Little Theatre Auditorium
    24 Central Av NE
    New London, MN 56273

  • Dates:

    Sep 30, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

  • Admission:
    $10 – $30

NL Roaming Cinema & Little Theatre Auditorium presents our 5th Annual Silent Film Festival
Saturday, September 30, 2023

We’re celebrating National Silent Film Day with F. W. Murnau’s “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” with live music 🎹 by Andrea Limoges along with two silent shorts with music 🎶 by Nicholas Davis!

PWYW (pay what you wish) $10 to $30
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🍸 Enjoy an adult beverage at the Auditorium Bar and Lounge. (I.D. Required)

6:00p Doors Open
6:30p Comedy shorts
7:00p Opening Short: “Fluttering Hearts” (1927) with musician Nicholas Davis
7:25p Intermission/Shorts (15 – 20 minutes)
7:45p Feature: “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” (1927) with musician Andrea Limoges
9:20p Intermission/Shorts (15 – 20 minutes)
9:45p Closing Short: The Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra (1928) with musician Nicholas Davis
10:10p DJ Dance Party (with DJ Tozer) a special vinyl set!

FEATURE FILM: Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” by F. W. Murnau
LIVE MUSIC: Andrea Limoges
Enjoy Andrea Limoges’ live accompaniment to F. W. Murnau’s dreamy story of marriage, life, temptation, and heartbreak. Oscar winning for “best unique and artistic picture, Murnau uses visual effects to communicate his characters’ emotions.
Genre(s): drama, romance, fantasy, surrealism.

LIVE MUSIC: Nicholas Davis
Nicholas Davis performs an original live soundtrack withshort films: “Fluttering Hearts” (1927) and “The Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra” (1928).

“Fluttering Hearts” (1927) directed by James Parrott, and starring Charlie Chase, Oliver Hardy, Martha Sleeper and Eugene Pallette. Chase plays a helpful and friendly millionaire who creates an absurdist scene between a puppet and Oliver Hardy.
Genre: Comedy

“The Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra” (1928) co-written and co-directed by Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapic. The film is a satire about how dehumanizing Hollywood can be to young actors with dreams. The film’s budget was $97, but creatively uses miniatures, shadow, an erector set, and closeups of live actors.
Genre: Surrealism, drama.

Andrea Limoges has lived in Willmar for 9 years and plays piano, guitar, and other instruments. Currently works for hospice and gets the opportunity to peek at individuals and families “life playlists” and frequently asks do you have a preference for the sunrise or sunset?

Nicholas Davis is an electronic musician hailing from Minneapolis, MN. With an emphasis on improvised composition, they weave sound loops and hardware synthesizers to create moody, cinematic atmospheres. Nicholas’s sets are an immersive journey, characterized by sweeping soundscapes that transport audiences to otherworldly realms.

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The 5th annual Silent Film Fest is a collaboration between Little Theatre Auditorium and New London Roaming Cinema.
This activity is funded in part with a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.