African American Independent

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Image from the film Planet Negro

The Films of Kevin Willmott

For almost 15 years Kevin Willmott has independently written, produced and directed films that critically examine American’s racial history and its associated images. He works in a variety of cinematic genres, exploiting their potential to represent characters and subjects generally avoided by mainstream cinema. As a native Kansan, Willmott is also committed to producing stories situated in the landscape and history of Kansas. This Midwestern aspect of his filmmaking reminds us of the potential of cinema to reveal a deep structure that is local and particular. Screenings are free but ticketed.


This series is sponsored by The Black Film Center/Archive, Departments of English, History, American Studies, Communication and Culture, and African American and African Diaspora Studies. Special thanks to De Witt Douglas Kilgore.

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