Destination: Planet Negro - Kevin Willmott

Kansas filmmaker Kevin Willmott discusses and screens his spoof of ‘50s science fiction films. A rocket ship from the 1930’s enters a time warp, landing its crew in a modern America with a black president and young African American men who cannot keep their pants up.
Sunday, March 30, 2014

Filmmaker Kevin Willmott discusses and screens his satiric Destination: Planet Negro, a spoof of 1950s science fiction films in which a rocket ship from the 1930s enters a time warp, landing its crew of three in a modern Midwestern metropolis. There, they must contend with such unbelievable developments as a black president and young African American men who cannot keep their pants up.

Willmott is an associate professor of film at the University of Kansas. Among his feature films are Ninth Street, C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America, The Only Good Indian, and the upcoming Jayhawkers.

Co-sponsored by the Westport Center for the Arts.