Wilt Chamberlain

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Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide. _____________________________________ Following The Ninth March 26, 7:30 p.m. Orpheum Theatre _____________________________________ Wichita April 4, 8:00 p.m. Orpheum Theatre "Neo-noir" set in the 1880s in Wichita; shot primarily in Kansas, including Cowtown _____________________________________ Jayhawkers April 5 & 6, 11:00 a.m...

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Jayhawkers, a new independent film, brings the legend of famed 7-foot 1 basketball player, Wilt Chamberlain back to life. The movie, co-written and directed by University of Kansas Associate Professor of Film Kevin Willmott, is centered on the three years Chamberlain spent in Lawrence and the permanent effect that period of time had on both the city and the game of basketball. The movie reveals the changes the city of Lawrence went through in 1955 when Coach Forrest “Phog” Allen and...