Our Tenth Annual Kansas Silent Film Festival was held February 24 & 25, 2006 at White Concert Hall, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas. Featuring films shown over the last nine years and brought back by popular demand, the festival also featured three films not shown before. Denise Morrison introduced films and movies were accompanied by Marvin Faulwell and Greg Foreman. Percussion was provided by Bob Keckeisen and Kathy Combs. Again this year the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra traveled from Boulder, CO, to perform live musical accompaniment A tenth year anniversary reception was held on Fri. night. Special guest for 2006 was David Shepard, noted film preservationist, visiting Kansas from Los Angeles, CA.
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of old nitrate film.
Thanks to our Volunteers:
Friday evening—John Stambaugh / Susie Berry / Barbara Lerma
Saturday morning—Yvonne Channel / Harold Benoit
Saturday afternoon—Sarah Long / Barbara Lerma / Enid Standebach / Rebecca Long
Saturday evening—Charles & Shirley Martin
Lyle Waring, Facilities Manager; Rick Every, projectionist; Jane Bartholomew & Karl Mischler,
lobby table staff; Phil Figgs, 10-year celebration reception and volunteer coordinator;
Carol Yoho, web site manager and program designer; Bill Shaffer, event manager and fearless leader.
The 2006 event inspired this poem:
Present from the Past
Flickering silver screens present
by Marilyn Schroeder, Topeka
These comments were sent to Bill Shaffer, President of the KSFF event, by individuals who attended the 2006 festival.
Excerpt from review by Bruce Calvert, who provided many of the films used at our various annual festivals in the past. You can read Bruce's entire review online:
A note from Jeff Rapsis, who attended from New Hampshire. Jeff is Associate Publisher, The Hippo magazine and e-zine, www.hipponashua.com.