Eighth Annual 
Silent Film
-- the best of 

silent comedy and 

dramatic films 

with live

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Underwriters include:
Friends of the Topeka &
Shawnee County Public Library
Washburn University

KTWU-Channel 11

Ramada Inn Downtown

Dickinson Foundation
Topeka & Shawnee County
Public Library   
Independent Insurance Agents

of Topeka

Tantillo Family Foundation

Paul Post, Attorney at Law
Blanche Bryden Foundation
American Pre-Sort, Inc.

Anonymous Donor •
Duncan's MOVIE MAGIC •
Wolfe's Cameras, Camcorders •
& Computers  

James P. Erickson •
Hume Music, Inc. •
Tortilla Jack's Mexican Restaurant •
Philip J. Figgs •
Skinner Garden Store, Inc. •
The Swogger Foundation •
Irv and Peggy Sheffel •
Kent and Susan Garlinghouse •

Commerce Bank & Trust •

Copy Center of Topeka •

Marj and Barney Heeney •
Sabatini Family Foundation •
Lloyd W. Woodburn •
Boss Hawg's Charitable Giving Fund, •
Topeka Community Foundation  
Richard & Jane Bartholomew •
Wilda and Hal Sandy •
Lawyers Title of Topeka, Inc. •
June Windscheffel •
Dancing Goat Press •
Dr. William and Thelma Robinson •

"In kind" donors:
Commerce Bank and Trust •

Cox Communications •

Europa Garage •
Porterfield's Flowers •

Rob Telthorst, Attorney •
Acme e-media •


Kansas Silent Film Festival logo[blank] movie poster collage

Made possible by generous donations to the
Kansas Silent Film Festival, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation

7 p.m. -- 10 p.m. Friday evening, February 27, 2004
10 a.m. -- 10 p.m. Saturday all day, February 28, 2004
White Concert Hall on campus of Washburn University
17th and Jewell, Topeka, Kansas

Denise Morrison, film commentator
Dr. Marvin Faulwell
, organ accompanist
read 2004 newspaper feature
Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

A NOTE about the FESTIVAL -
Our 8th annual festival transpired to be (in the words of old Hollywood) bigger and better than ever! Each screening was an event featuring rare silent films that entertained and will stay in memory long after the lights have come up. Over the years, we have been striving to achieve several goals with this festival: first, to introduce new generations to the many wonders of the silent film era and, secondly, to reacquaint elders with a vanished era. We also like to present some traditional elements in the festival each year.

We always show a D. W. Griffith film, since he has been acknowledged as the “Father of Film.” And we planned a surprise or two—rare films that may not have been screened for almost a century or great films by comedians who seldom get wide exposure. We mixed traditional favorites with excellent lesser-known films to present a wider variety of film experiences for our audience. We strive to keep the festival free and open to the public every year through donations as well as individual, business and corporate sponsorship.

We hope you enjoyed part or all of the festival in 2004.

—This festival was FREE and open to the public 

Festival lodging from Ramada Inn of Topeka

FEATURING in 2004: SIMBA, the only remaining African silent feature by Martin and Osa Johnson. Read newspaper coverage.