“The Only Good Indian,” a drama filmed in Kansas and starring Cherokee actor Wes Studi, has been accepted to January’s film festival in Park City, Utah.
It’s the second time in four years that a film by Willmott and producer Rick Cowan has played Sundance. In 2005 their “C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America” was screened there, receiving a rave review and given theatrical bookings around the country.
“We’ve been very fortunate,” Willmott, an assistant professor in the University of Kansas film department, said of his movie’s Sundance berth. “From the very beginning the goal was to tell these stories we think are important while making the films relevant to what’s happening today. You try to speak to people, particularly young people, in a way they can connect to.”
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