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3rd Annual Silent Film+Music Weekend
3rd Annual Silent Film+Music Weekend

3rd Annual Silent Film+Music Weekend

Created out of the belief that “silent film is a vital, beautiful, and often overlooked part of film history,” this September 2021 marks the first National Silent Movie Day and our 3rd Annual Silent Film event! Happening Friday and Saturday, Sept 24-25 with musicians Martin Dosh and Kyle Ollah.

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Time & Location

Fri., Sept 24 | Sat., Sept 25 (see below)

New London, 24 Central Ave E, New London, MN 56273, USA

About the Event

On Friday, September 24, 2021 musician, Kyle Ollah will accompany Mable Normand’s “Mickey” (1918). Kyle Ollah is a multi-faceted string player equally versed as a solo artist as he is as a music collaborator. His fingerstyle guitar work and folk fiddling have become well-lit fixtures in clubs and dance halls across the upper-midwest.

Mabel Normand stars and produces "Mickey" (1918). Acknowledged as the first silent film to attain “blockbuster” status, this romantic comedy is about a spunky and uncultured orphan raised by her dad’s mining business partner. Will Mickey find true love and fortune in the big city or become Cinderella to her greedy relatives? Genre: comedy, drama, adventure, romance | TICKETS FOR KYLE 

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, Dosh will accompany Ernst Lubtsch’s “The Doll” (1919).  Nationally acclaimed instrumentalist, Martin Dosh has recorded with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billie, Fog, Jel, Odd Nosdam, Andrew Bird, Redstart, Def Kith, Vicious Vicious, Lateduster, The Cloak Ox, Goulden Balls and Gaelynn Lea, among others. He works with multiple instruments: keyboards, drums and samplers; incorporating multiple disciplines into a tough-to-pin-down sound.

“The Doll” (1919) feat. Ossi Oswalda tells the story of a young man who will inherit his uncle’s money if he gets married. Will a dollmaker’s technological wonders save the young man from interacting with a real human woman? Genre: comedy, romance, fantasy. | TICKETS FOR DOSH

Each night’s schedule: 5:30p Doors Open | 6:30p Comedy shorts | 7:00p Musician and Silent Film | 9:00p Live DJ Vinyl Dance party.

Enjoy specialty crafted cocktails, beer & wine at the Auditorium Bar and Lounge. Stay or stop in afterwards (9pm-1am) for an all night dance party, including a special vinyl DJ set by DJ Tozer.

Tickets are available online on Eventbrite ($15) or at the door ($20). Audiences are encouraged to purchase tickets early. Masks are required for all events. Visit for more information.

Little Theatre Auditorium is an independent art space led by artists guided by the principles of equality, inclusivity and equity, and dedicated to offering a platform for cultural exchange through the creation and presentation of artistic works.

National Silent Movie Day events are a collaboration between the Little Theatre and New London Roaming Cinema. More information on the variety of events across the United States is available at

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.


  • 7 hours

    Mickey (1918) w/ Music by Kyle Ollah

  • 7 hours

    The Doll (1919) w/ Music by Martin DOSH

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