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Wilt Chamberlain (Justin Wesley), center, and his date (Sara Kennedy) are told they must move to the balcony by a movie theater usher (Aubry Peters) in a scene from “Jayhawkers.”

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'Jayhawkers' brings a legend back to life

Film tells story of how Wilt Chamberlain changed Lawrence on and off court

Broad, sweeping biographical films that try to sum up a person’s entire life in two hours rarely ever get it right. That’s why the best thing that happened to Kevin Willmott’s movie “Jayhawkers” was not being able to raise the $12 million dollars they needed.

Wilt Chamberlain film 'Jayhawkers' premiering Feb. 14

Kansas University professor Kevin Willmott will premiere his new film "Jayhawkers" at the Lied Center February 14.

On the set of 'Jayhawkers'

Lawrence resident makes silver screen debut

Turns out, I was ready for my close-up. I was lucky enough to be cast in a minor, minor, minor part for the upcoming film “Jayhawkers.” My character is “Theater Manager,” and the only instruction I was given before I arrived on the set was “Your character is trying to deter people from entering a theater.”


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