Kansas City Star, The (MO), September 23, 2007 PREVIEW 1, 3pp
Canadian movie legend Guy Maddin and local filmmaker Ben Meade devoted last Sunday to collaborating on a seven-minute film. Maddin, creator of such film oddities as "The Saddest Music in the World" and "Twilight of the Ice Nymphs," was in KC to show a couple of his idiosyncratic movies at the Kansas International Film Festival, which ended Thursday...
Kansas City Star, The (MO), February 20, 2011 News, 3pp
"Candy Apple Red," the latest from local filmmaker Todd Norris, cleaned up at the Aphrodite Cinefest International earlier this month in Huntsville, Texas. "Candy" was named best dramatic short. Norris took the prize for best director (short). And Sharon Wright was named best actress (short). Co-star Lisa Marie Evans was nominated for supporting actress...
Kansas City Star, The (MO), February 22, 2008 PREVIEW 1, 2pp
Silents are golden The 12th annual Kansas Silent Film Festival begins today in White Concert Hall at Washburn University in Topeka. The free films -- many shown with live musical accompaniment by organist Marvin Faulwell and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra -- are presented in four sessions over two days...
Kansas City Star, The (MO), February 26, 2009 PREVIEW 1, 1pp
"Bardelys the Magnificent," a film starring John Gilbert that was long thought lost, will be shown in the U.S. for the first time since the silent era as part of the 13th annual Kansas Silent Film Festival. The free festival is Friday and Saturday in White Concert Hall at Washburn University in Topeka...
Kansas City Star, The (MO), February 21, 2010 News, 3pp
For its 14th annual edition, the Kansas Silent Film Festival is spreading the love. Don't worry. There will be films by old favorites Buster Keaton (born in Kansas), Charlie Chaplin, D.W. Griffith and Laurel and Hardy. But this year's free event - scheduled for next weekend in White Concert Hall at Washburn University in Topeka - is going to the vaults for rarely seen works by silent stars like Blair the collie (an early canine star), Al St...
Kansas City Star, The (MO), January 4, 2009 PREVIEW 1, 1pp
The locally lensed family drama "All Roads Lead Home" will be released on DVD on Jan. 13. Filmed in and around Kansas City in the summer of 2006, this festival winner features Peter Coyote, Jason London, Patton Oswalt and Peter Boyle (in his last screen performance) in a story of a family torn apart by tragedy and brought back together by a shared love of animals...
San Francisco Chronicle (10/1/2007 to present); 2/10/2011, pG22, 0p
Silent Film Festival Winter Event: The one-day mini-festival kicks off at 1 p.m. with three Charlie Chaplin shorts from his early Mutual days and finishes with two heavy hitters - the 1928 French version of Emile Zola's "L'Argent," accompanied by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, and the great King Vidor's "La Boheme" (1926), starring Lillian Gish and John Gilbert, with Dennis James on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Saturday at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. (415) 621-6120. www.silentfilm.org. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]