The screening of JAYHAWKERS will be begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by the Q&A. Admission is at regular Ross prices.
Kevin Willmott wrote and directed the critically acclaimed feature film C.S.A: Confederate States Of America. A movie about America, had the South won the Civil War. After its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, C.S.A was released theatrically in the U.S. by IFC and was distributed in several foreign countries.
The Only Good Indian, starring Wes Studi (Avatar, Last of the Mohicans), premiered at The Sundance Film Festival. In 2009, Willmott produced and directed The Battle for Bunker Hill, starring NYPD Blue’s James McDaniel, Saeed Jaffrey (Gandhi), and Blake Robbins (Oz, The Office). Ninth Street was his directorial debut and the full feature film starred Martin Sheen and Isaac Hayes.
The director grew up in Junction City, Kansas and attended Marymount College receiving his BA in Drama. After graduation, he returned home, working as a peace and civil rights activist, fighting for the rights of the poor, creating two Catholic Worker shelters for the homeless and forcing the integration of several long standing segregated institutions. He attended graduate studies at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, receiving several writing awards and his M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing. Willmott is an Associate Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Kansas. His newest film in the film festival circuit is “Destination Planet Negro”.