Silents in the Cathedral

5th Annual

Friday, October 25, 2002
Grace Episcopal Cathedral
(corner 8th & Polk Sts., Topeka, Kansas)
7:00 p.m.
This event is FREE and open to the public

Dr. Marvin Faulwell will provide live accompaniment
to each film on the new & improved cathedral organ.
Denise Morrison
will provide introductions to films.

Iintermission between the shorts & feature presentation.


  • Nosferatu, The Vampire   (1922) 65 min. B&W

    This classic German film was directed by innovative film- maker F.W. Murneau, who also directed the classics, THE LAST LAUGH (1925), FAUST (1926), SUNRISE (1927) and co-directed TABU before his tragic death in 1931.

    NOSFERATU is so full of interesting and sometimes experimental photography (negative images, fast motion, creepy lighting and menacing shadows) that most of these devices became standard for every horror movie made afterward. And then there's the star: Max Schreck as the vampire (Count Orlock in Germany, Count Dracula in America) is one of the spookiest creatures ever seen in the movies. The whole behind-the-camera creation of the movie was turned into another unique and somewhat fictional movie, SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE in 2000. Because of the spooky nature of this feature film, it is NOT recommended for young children.

  • Spook Spoofing -- Our Gang   (1928) 20 min. B&W

    A silent comedy with Hal Roach's early Little Rascals. This is not Spanky and Alfalfa, but Farina, Joe, Wheezer and a crew of talented tots. This time they're involved in the spooky ritual of burying a body that's very much alive. Of course, it's all a joke, but it backfires spectacularly!

  • Sure-Locked Holmes -- Felix the Cat   (1928) 8 min. B&W

    Another wonderful cartoon with the cat who can't keep out of trouble.

    This program is sponsored by the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, in cooperation with Grace Episocpal Cathedral and is funded by a grant from the Topeka Branch - National League of American Pen Women. It is free and open to the public.

    For information:

    Susan Marchant
    Phone (785) 580-4511

2002 by Carol Yoho
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