In 1939, African American leaders respond to Jim Crow segregation by building a rocket to colonize Mars. The three person crew blasts off, but time travel instead, arriving in present-day America revealing much about race today.
When former Wall Street executive Peter Salem is released from prison, he heads for the small town of Bunker Hill, Kansas, where his ex-wife and their children have started a new life. Soon... See full summary »
Set in Kansas during the early 1900s, a teen-aged Native American boy (newcomer Winter Fox Frank) is taken from his family and forced to attend a distant Indian "training" school to ... See full summary »
J. Kenneth Campbell,
Winter Fox Frank
The inhabitants of a deteriorating section of 1968 Junction City, Kansas known as "Junk City" bemoan their existence and revel at the history of their neighborhood during its 1940's heydays... See full summary »
Joseph "The Profit" Smith is an engaging, gregarious seven-foot pro basketball All Star. He is also the poster child for the bad athlete, a womanizer, selfish, immature and irresponsible. ... See full summary »
Joseph Lee Anderson
Two-time Sundance director Kevin Willmott chronicles the first full school year back after Kansas City's Gordon Parks Elementary was closed by the state of Missouri for low test scores. How... See full summary »
Artfully done movie with great acting, directing and soundtrack. Rock chalk!
Finally found this movie On Demand (Vimeo) and purchased it. I'm glad I did. Kip Niven's portrait of Phog Allen is heartbreaking (why isn't he on screen much anymore.) I had no idea the animosity between Allen and his successor Dick Harp. This movie really made me suspect that if Allen had been allowed to stay on as the KU coach, the Jayhawks would have won the national title with Chamberlain. The Jazz soundtrack drives the movie (reminds me of Birdman) and the Black and White photography helps set the mood as well. It's also nice to see a non-Empire performance from local Kansas Citian Trai Byers. The civil rights struggles of blacks in the 1950's is well depicted. Having lived and gone to school in Lawrence, Kansas it's hard to imagine that at one time in that city, blacks had to watch movies in the balcony and eat restaurant meals in the kitchen. I am going to have to try and find more of Kevin Willmott's work - especially CSA - The Confederate States of America. The only negative is my experience with Vimeo on my roku. The video drops out 3/4 of the way through the movie. I would suggest ordering the DVD from the Jayhawkers website as a better viewing option. I highly recommend this movie to everyone, not just Jayhawk or Chamberlain fans.
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