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

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KSFF 2019 Lost Films, Recovered or Restored

2019 Kansas Silent Film Festival logo

Fri. & Sat., February 23 & 24, 2018
White Concert Hall, Washburn University
17th and Jewell, Topeka, Kansas

Denise Morrison, film commentator
Live Musical Accompaniment by:
The Alloy Orchestra
Bill Beningfield,
Marvin Faulwell
, organ
Bob Keckeisen, percussion
Jeff Rapsis, piano

Special Guests:

  • Ben Model, one of the nation's leading silent film accompanists, performing on both piano and theatre organ.
  • Alloy Orchestra, one of the nation's leading silent film accompanists, pe



‘LOST FILMS, Recovered or Restored’

In thinking about what we wanted to do for our 23rd event it dawned on us that we talk a lot about what is lost—there is a pretty high percentage out there of silent films that are lost and gone forever. But what about the successes? What about the films that were thought lost but were found in foreign archives, with collectors, and in some really lucky cases, tucked in the hay in a barn. All the films showing this year were lost then found, or simply needed restoration to bring them back to life.