Friday, January 17, 2014
"Jayhawkers," which was partially filmed in Lawrence, documents the recruitment and Kansas career of Wilt Chamberlain. It focuses on how his presence within the university's basketball program affected race relations in Kansas and across the country during the '50s.
Current KU forward Justin Wesley makes his debut performance in the lead role as Chamberlain.
The film was co-written and directed by Willmott, a KU film and media studies professor, whose past films include "C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America" and "The Only Good Indian."
Showings of the film will be 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Feb. 14; 11 a.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Feb. 15; and 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at lied.ku.edu/events or at the Lied Center Ticket Office.