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June 25-30
2024

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Kevin Willmott’s latest film documents life of civil rights figure Alvin Brooks

The film, “The Heroic True-Life Adventures of Alvin Brooks,” was written, produced and directed by Kevin Willmott, a professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas. In 2019, Willmott won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for his Spike Lee collaboration “BlacKkKlansman.” The film was based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department in the 1970s.

Read more in the Lawrence Journal-World.