Monday, April 23, 2012

Benji- The Ben Wilson Story

The story of Ben Wilson is now complete. "Benji", a documentary is now playing at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, New York. The documentary was produced for ESPN but we need it to be shown on the big screen here.

For those who do not know the story,
In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was a symbol of everything promising about Chicago: a sweet-natured youngster from the city's fabled South Side, and America's top high school basketball prospect. Nicknamed "Magic Johnson with a jump shot," Wilson's natural talents and drive assured his best years were yet to come. Then, in November of his senior year, the career of this exceptional youngster was abruptly and tragically cut short. Ben's grim fate sent ripples of horror through the city and the country. 
Today, in 2012 , consensus number 1 high school basketball player in the country again comes from Simeon High School. As a community, city and nation we cannot allow history to repeat itself. Please contact ICE Chatham 14 Theater @ or your local theater and let them know you want to view this film

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