The 2014 Kansas Silent Film Festival, which takes place in Topeka, Kansas on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, features a Colleen Moore film from 1926 (“Ella Cinders”), and Marion Davies in the wonderful “The Patsy,” from 1928. On Saturday, the free 18th annual festival winds up its program with Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times” from 1936. The full schedule is available at http://www.kssilentfilmfest.org/kssff2014/program.html.
The festival screens the films at the White Concert Hall of Washburn University with excellent musicians, including the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. They even offer a cinema dinner for only $30 per person. It sounds like fun!