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

Please thank our donors:
Washburn University
The Dickinson Foundation
Paul D. Post – Attorney at Law
The Blanche Bryden Foundation
American Pre-Sort, Inc.
The Gordon Evans Trust
TCK - Trust & Financial Advisors
Mick Ranney – Footprints of Lawrence
James P. Erickson
Arts Connect of Topeka
Richard & Jane Bartholomew
Louise Langberg
Brewster Place
Philip J. Figgs
Gizmo Pictures
Skinner Garden Stores, Inc.
Wolfe’s Cameras, Camcorders & Computers
Suzanna & John Hicks

Tortilla Jack’s Mexican Restaurant
The Reuter Organ Company
Barney & Marjorye Heeney
Lloyd W. Woodburn
Carol Jory
Dr. William Robinson
Sally Schoenhals
Barbara Lerma
June Winscheffel
Hal & Wilda Sandy
Joe & Nicki Stein
Clyde Kensinger
Jeff & Susan Rapsis
Jeff & Cherrie Helm
Bill & Inge Beningfield
Marcia Schroeder
Roy Lacoursiere, M.D
Boss Hawg’s BBQ
Dancing Goat Press
CoreFirst Bank & Trust

Gifts in kind:
University Flowers
Papa John's Pizza
New City Cafe
Chartwell's Catering
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
All donations are appreciated.
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With grateful thanks to:
Washburn University
KTWU, PBS, Topeka

Wrap-Up of the 2009 Festival

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

Directions to Washburn campus
Directions to Washburn campus

Topeka provides
fine lodging

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

a 501(c)3 not-for-profit

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image collage, 2009 program, KSFF
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.
Fri, evening, February 27, 2009
9 a.m. -- 10 p.m.
Sat, all day,
February 28, 2009
White Concert Hall
on campus of Washburn University

17th and Jewell, Topeka, Kansas
This festival is FREE to all!

Denise Morrison, film commentator
Dr. Marvin Faulwell
& Greg Foreman, organ accompanists
the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Kathy Combs, percussion
and [new in 2009] Jeff Rapsis, piano
Special guests: David Shepard, film preservationist, and
     Nicholas Eliopoulos
, documentary filmmaker

In February of 2009, the Kansas Silent Film Festival was site for the USA Premiere of Bardelys the Magnificent, the 1926 "lost"' John Gilbert feature film.

Rediscovered in France a few years ago, this unique film is headed for a DVD release in the Spring. We showed the final DVD version in February and the Mont Alto Orchestra was there to perform their music score, to be included on the final release of the DVD.

2009 special guest David Shepard spoke at the festival about his restoration, teaming with Jeff Masino (the U.S. producers) and Serge Bromberg at Lobster Films in France.

We were proud to provide this U.S.A. premiere showing of the restored film.

Special guest
David Shepard

David ShepardShepard LIVE on the radio...twice


David Shepard was on the air with Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra at KANU (91.5 FM) at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27.

Watch video on-line:
Topeka Capital-Journal

video coverage of Bardelys

News: Topeka Capital-Journal
event announcement

Kansas City Star
event announcement

Washburn Review a&e
event coverage

John Gilbert in Bardelys the Magnificent