Hall Center For The Humanities


Kevin Willmott
KU associate professor of film and director of the revisionist western The Only Good Indian

"Revolution, History and the Power of Independent Film to Change the World"
Humanities Lecture Series

Tue., Apr. 20, 2010, 7:30pm
Location: Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union
*Supported by the Friends of the Hall Center. Co-Sponsored by Kansas Public Radio.

Two-time Sundance participant and KU Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Kevin Willmott is a screenwriter, filmmaker, playwright, actor and activist. His films include C.S.A - The Confederate States of America, a 2004 feature that imagines the fate of America had the South won the Civil War. His most recent release, The Only Good Indian starring Wes Studi, was selected for Sundance in 2009.

Willmott has co-written screenplays for producers Robert Lawrence and Oliver Stone, and his play T-Money and Wolf (with Ric Averill) was selected as part of the New Vision/New Voices series produced by the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. For television, he co-wrote with Mitch Brian House of Getty and The 70's, both mini-series for NBC.

Willmott 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 received an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.
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