The Lawrence Times: John Waters, Kevin Willmott and more to be featured at Free State Festival

In-person appearances by filmmaker John Waters, comedian Cameron Esposito and musicians The Black Creatures are among some of the highlights of Free State Festival’s Act Two.

And no Lawrence-based film celebration would be complete without Kevin Willmott, the Oscar-winning University of Kansas professor of film and media studies.

Organizers have planned “An Evening of Oscars: Celebrating Kevin Willmott and Oscar Micheaux,” who was a Black silent film pioneer, on April 13.

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