View Full Version : Kansas Silent Film Festival 2011

12-31-2010, 08:38 AM
I know this is not an Oklahoma event, but since it's close enough, and in neighboring states, I thought it might be worth posting.

The Kansas Silent Film Festival is held every year in Topeka at Washburn University in the White Concert Hall building. It is always held the last full weekend of February and it is always FREE!!!! This coming year marks the 15th Annual Kansas Silent Film Festival and there are a couple of special treats in store for this coming year's festival.

First off, this is a special year as we are honoring The Academy Awards®, by showing and highlighting films from 1927-1928, the year that the first awards were presented. These films include SPEEDY; THE CIRCUS; THE LAST COMMAND; and the ever-popular WINGS will once again be seen at the festival during our special Sunday matinee. Yes, you read correctly: this will be the first year ever that the Kansas Silent Film Festival will be extended into Sunday!

Secondly, we have our special guest speaker, Annette D’Agostino Lloyd, author and historian on the great comedian, Harold Lloyd. She also maintains her own website at Rumor has it that David Shepard, noted film preservationist, will once again make an appearance at this year's festival, as will Paul Gierucki, the American cinema historian who bought the can of old film marked "Keystone" at an antiques sale in Michigan and discovered it to be a lost Chaplin film, A THIEF CATCHER (1914).

Make your reservations to come out and join us Fri, Sat, & Sun (Feb 25,26,& 27 2011) at Washburn University's White Concert Hall for the 15th Annual KSFF. It's open to the public and, best of all, it's FREE!!!!

For more information, and a complete schedule, check us out on the web at

You can also follow @kssilentfilm on Twitter at We will also be tweeting "live" during the event.

We'd love to see some of our neighbor Oklahomans here this coming February!