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6th Annual-
Fri. & Sat.
Feb. 22 & 23,

White Concert Hall
Washburn University

17th and Jewell,
Topeka, Kansas

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Magic in the Dark

Supper in the student union

The Calm Before the Storm:
Members of the Kansas Silent Film Festival and participants meet for supper at Washburn University on Friday evening. The crew ate at 5:30, celebrating began at 7 p.m.



Our Film Commentator:

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Marvin Faulwell

Our Fearless Leader:
Jim Rhodes
--Jim was honored as
committee chairman for the
past six years, with wishes for
a happy retirement!

blank Kevin Willmott Kevin talks with attendees

Kevin Willmott, Black Filmmaker and University of Kansas Professor, introduced a special showing of Body and Soul, 1925. Director Oscar Micheaux was a unique American talent. He was a Black filmmaker working outside Hollywood making films featuring Black actors in stories about real people.

After the showing Kevin spoke with attendees outside the concert hall.

Rick and Bill clown Rick and Bill, more serious Projectionist Rick Every clowned around with Bill Shaffer of the Silent Film Festival Committee.
blank Mont Alto Orchestra Jim Rhodes with a volunteer Carrie Ewing.

Again, the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
of Louisville, CO provided ensemble accompaniment
to some of the films shown.

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The festival committee depends on the help of volunteers, who man the tables and sell items in the foyer during the festival.


Kansas Silent Film Festival 2002 was held at
Washburn University's White Concert Hall.
The Program ran on Friday evening and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Feature films and short subjects were accompanied by live organ, piano or instrumental music.

Denise comments on a film just shown. Dr. Fauwell leaves his station at the organ. Our muscians take a much-deserved bow.
Saturday evening in the lobby

Attendees mill and discuss filmLobby chat

Inside White Concert HallMont Alto during performance



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This festival was FREE and open to the public 
Underwriters included:
Friends of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library;
Washburn University KTWU - Channel 11
Topeka Community Foundation (for the appearance of Dr. Marvin Faulwell); Anonymous Donor; Independent Insurance Agents of Topeka, Inc.; Reuter Organ Company; Blanche Bryden Foundation; Wolfe's Cameras Camcorders & Computers; Paul Post - Attorney at Law; American Pre-Sort, Inc.; The United Methodist Home and Aldersgate Village; Duncan's MOVIE MAGIC; James P. Erickson;
M-C Industries, Inc.; Lloyd Woodburn;
William and Thelma Robinson .

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