Film screening, lecture, Q&A with Kevin Willmott, co-screenplay writer for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

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To kick off Black History Month, professor Kevin Willmott will lecture and host a Q&A session following the re-screening of his film “BlacKkKlansman.”

The Oscar-nominated film, which won the 2018 Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Film Festival, tells the true story of a black undercover cop who infiltrated the KKK during the 1970s. Many of Willmott’s works forces viewers to rethink their own notions of what they know about history, culture and themselves. Often accused of being provocative, his films challenge students to push their own boundaries of how they see themselves and others.

“All my films deal with the complexities of African-American identity and the lies that have broken down to arrive at a more secure self-definition of who we are,” Willmott said.

The re-screening of the film will take place Feb. 1 at Prochnow Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m., the film introduction and history will start at 6:30 p.m. and the film screening will begin at 7 p.m. The Q&A session with Willmott will take place directly after the screening.

Tickets are free to the public, but space is limited. Seats can be reserved at nau.edu/cto or by calling (928) 523-5661.

The event is sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women, SUN Entertainment, NAU Ethnic Studies, NAU Theatre Department, Commission on Ethnic Diversity and the Office of Inclusion.