Kevin Willmott talks truth, humor and success of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ film | Lawrence Journal-World

by Kathy Hanks on August 15, 2018

It doesn’t matter where Kevin Willmott watches “BlacKkKlansman.” Whether it’s at the Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood, New York or Lawrence, in every theater the ending is always met with dead silence.

The award-winning film with the arresting finish — relax, no spoilers below — opened in area theaters just this past weekend; however, Willmott, a University of Kansas professor of film and media studies, has seen it six times since March. That’s because he co-authored the script with Spike Lee. Read more …