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Kevin Willmott talks Spike Lee, 'Chiraq,' teaching at KU

Friday, July 31, 2015

It’s a busy time for filmmaker and KU associate professor Kevin Willmott. 

Principal photography recently wrapped on the new Spike Lee film “Chiraq,” which he co-wrote with the director. The movie, which stirred up controversy because of its name alone, is the first to be released by Amazon Studios. It stars John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, and will debut in December, in time for awards consideration. 

Willmott has been in Chicago since shooting began June 1, and he took the time to answer a round of 10 questions about how he got his start as a filmmaker, how his film “C.S.A.” ties in to recent controversy over the Confederate flag and what will surprise people about “Chiraq” when they see it.  Read more.

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