DirectorWilliam Kennedy Dickson Release date1891 (1891) ProducersWilliam Kennedy Dickson, William Heise CinematographyWilliam Kennedy Dickson, William Heise Similar moviesPacific Rim, Paperman, IMAX 3D Deep Sea, Rescue, To the Arctic, Africa: The Serengeti
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Newark Athlete is an 1891 American short silent film directed and produced by William K. L. Dickson. The film, roughly ten seconds in length, displays a young athlete swinging Indian clubs. It was filmed in May or June 1891, in Edison's Black Maria studio. The film was made to be viewed using Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope.
In 2010, Newark Athlete was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". It is currently the oldest film chosen to be in the Registry.