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TENTH Annual 
Silent Film
-- the best of 
silent comedy and 
dramatic films 
with live 

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Coverage in the
Topeka Capital-Journal
& interview with David Shepard

Coverage in the
Kansas City Star

Made possible by
generous donations to
Kansas Silent Film
Festival, Inc.,

a 501(c)3 not-for-profit

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Kansas Silent Film Festival logo The Phantom of the Opera, with Lon Chaney When the Clouds Roll By,with Douglas Fairbanks Sr. His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz, produced by L. Frank Baum Double feature with Wallace Reid Nell Gwyn, with Dorothy Gish A Woman, with Charlie Chaplin

7 p.m. -- 10 p.m. Friday evening, February 24, 2006
10 a.m. -- 10 p.m. Saturday all day, February 25, 2006
White Concert Hall on campus of Washburn University

17th and Jewell, Topeka, Kansas
—This festival is FREE and open to the public 

Denise Morrison, film commentator
Dr. Marvin Faulwell
and Greg Foreman, organ accompanists, with Bob Keckeisen and Kathy Combs, percussion
and also the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

Special Guest: David Shepard, film restoration specialist, who will speak about the Silent Film Era and show examples of his many restored silent films.

A NOTE about the FESTIVAL -

   Our 10th annual festival promises to be (in the words of old Hollywood) bigger and better than ever! Each screening will be an event featuring rare silent films that will entertain and stay in your memory long after the lights have come up. Over the years, we have been striving to achieve several goals with this festival. First of all, to introduce new generations to the many wonders of the silent film era and reacquaint elders with a vanished era.    We also like to present some traditional elements in the festival each year - the showing of a D. W. Griffith film since he has been acknowledged as the ‘Father of Film’ and a surprise or two—really rare films that may not have been screened for almost a century or great comedies by comedians who seldom get wide exposure.
   We also like to mix 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 and through underwriting from individual, business and corporate sponsorship. We hope you’ll enjoy part or all of the festival in 2006.

The official address for the KSFF is:
    Kansas Silent Film Festival
    P.O. Box 2032
    Topeka, Kansas 66601-2032

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All donations are appreciated.