College of Arts and Sciences

Filmmaker Ryan Walker Presents His Nonfiction Film "The Bootlegger" (Fall 2016)

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, filmmaker Ryan Walker presented his nonfiction film "The Bootlegger" alongside his wife, Kate Walker, who is producer and assistant director of the film. "The Bootlegger" is a nonfiction film on Kelly Wagle, famous gangster-folk hero of Colchester, Illinois, and based on the book by John E. Hallwas. The film was followed by a discussion with Ryan Walker, a young, energetic and very nice person (and former WIU student!)

Roberta Dicarmine, film minor and film club advisor, did a wonderful job setting everything up. Check out the awesome flyer that was made. We appreciate everyone who attended this important event. This film will also be a Spotlight Event in Colchester, IL.

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