Wilt Chamberlain and Forrest Allen in Jayhawkers

Kevin Wilmott’s Jayhawkers

Jayhawkers, shot in northeast Kansas, follows the 1956-57 University of Kansas basketball team and two legendary figures in sports: Forrest Allen (known as “Phog” only to his friends) and Wilton “Wilt” Chamberlain.

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Teen Film Festival

  On October 21st, 2011, the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library hosted its first Teen Movie Festival as part of the American Library Association’s Teen Read Week. Young filmmakers from the area submitted short films that were premiered at the festival. Two teams won trophies: The Dignified Retro Peasants earned the Best Live Action […]

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Teen Film Festival Showcase Your Film

Teen Film Festival: Showcase Your Film

This just in! Kevin Willmott, a movie director whose worked with the likes of Whoopie Goldberg, Spike Lee and Isaac Hayes, will be the juror. Teens will showcase their creative storytelling abilities through acting, directing and filming original movies for the library’s first-ever Teen Film Festival. A screening of the selected movies will be Oct. […]

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