- HIS PREHISTORIC PAST (1914)- starring Charlie Chaplin
- FLYING ELEPHANTS (1928)- starring Laurel and Hardy
- THREE AGES (1923)- starring Buster Keaton
- BRONCHO BILLY'S ADVENTURE (1911)- starring Broncho Billy Anderson
- D.W. Griffith's BROKEN WAYS (1913)- starring Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall & Harry Carey
- NARROW TRAIL (1917)- starring William S. Hart
- THE MAN WITH THE PUNCH (1920)- starring Hoot Gibson
- HANDS UP! (1926)- starring Raymond Griffith
- Wilfred Lucas's THE SPEED KINGS (1913)- starring Ford Sterling & Mabel Normand (a Keystone Film Co. production)
- MADCAP AMBROSE (1916)- starring Mack Swain & Polly Moran
- THE GAUCHO (1927)- starring Douglas Fairbanks & Lupe Velez *live music by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
After this witty short, we were treated again by attending the Cinema Dinner (this time I was joined by my husband, Trevor, twitter pal Nikki aka @nikkilynn4 and her hubby Brian) with special guest speaker Paul Gierucki. He and his partner Brittany Valente generously shared amazing insights and screened clips from their recent massive project of restoring 100 Mack Sennett films. This overwhelming endeavor was completed and many aired on Turner Classic Movie in September 2012: 100 YEARS/ 100 FILMS BY MACK SENNETT. What a rare opportunity to gain an intimate insight to the background stories of this mega restoration process- with 'before-and-after' showings, too!
I'm saddened to say I missed out on many great films from Saturday's screenings. And on another down note, KSFF President Bill Shaffer had a terrible fall on the ice that morning- the result of our region's recent "Blizzard of Oz" major winter storm, which resulted in a nasty black and badly swollen eye. But on an up note, I feel incredibly fortunate to have seen those films that I could. I'm also very grateful to my buddy Trevor who generously provided us with dinner tickets. As part of the Cinema Dinner tradition, a drawing takes place with very appealing give-aways of silent film-era goodies. Somehow my name was drawn as the winner of a beautiful coffee table book of gorgeous lobby cards. It was a beautiful book with incredible colors throughout, from all eras of classic film; and even included a foreword by Bob Hope. But of course, this honest Kansas girl couldn't keep my prize knowing my ticket truly belonged to my friend who generously gave them to my husband and me. So I handed the prize to it's rightful owner... but only after I had a nice long peek!