"Murphy is the guy who makes Lawrence Lawrence. He used the power of KU to change the culture of Lawrence. He wants Wilt here because he'll have this effect on everything," Willmott says. "That's how sports effects change. These athletes who have all this talent happen to be black, and so you bring them into a segregated world - and the world has to adjust."
"A lot people think because of the Free State thing, that Lawrence was always progressive, but it wasn't like that at all," says Willmott, who directed "Jayhawkers" and is an associate professor of film at KU. "The film will be interesting for young people to see in terms of a Lawrence that they didn't even probably know ever existed."