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Saturday, August 3, 8 p.m.

Ben & Jerry’s Top Block Stage


Silent films are cool on their own. And quiet. We thought it would be more fun to add live, strange and original accompaniment to a silent film. Right? Llamadoll is a Vermont based ensemble that formed in the Summer of 2018. They debuted their first performance of ‘Silent Shorts’ at the FlynnSpace in November 2018. The films are scored by the ensemble collectively. The band features Johnnie Day Durand on saw, keys, mbira, and glockenspiel, Tess Hadley Durand on digital beats, Harry Leavey on acoustic guitar, electric bass and vocals, Annabel Moynihan on electric violin, Curt Prestash on drums, and Matt Saraca on electric guitar.

The program features imaginative works by early animation pioneers such as Ladislas Starevich and the adventures of Fetiche Mascotte, Max Fleischer and the surreal experiences of Koko the Clown, a 1926 claymation by Joseph Sunn, as well as slapstick comedies that star Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy. All in all, Llamadoll Silent shorts promises to be a zany evening of fun on our large outdoor screen.

Check out this Seven Days story with Johnnie Day Durand before the premiere of this work at the FlynnSpace in November, 2018.