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Premiere set for Kevin Willmott's 'Jayhawkers'

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas Film & Media Studies Professor Kevin Willmott’s latest film, "Jayhawkers," will premiere at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Lied Center.

Willmott’s latest film tells the story of a group of unlikely allies who modernized college sports and changed Lawrence during the Civil Rights movement that would transform American society. "Jayhawkers" stars KU alumnus Kip Niven ("Magnum Force," "Return to Lonesome Dove") as Coach Phog Allen, Jay Karnes ("The Shield," "Burn Notice") as Chancellor Franklin Murphy and Trai Byers ("90210," "All My Children") as jazz musician Nathan Davis. The film also features Justin Wesley as Wilt Chamberlain.

Additional screenings will be at 11 a.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, and 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, all at the Lied Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Lied Center Box office.

For more information about the premiere, contact Sarah Sahin in the Film & Media Studies Department at sarahsahin@ku.edu


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