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With an assist from Parker, 'Benji' debuts

4/25/2012

Nearly 30 years after his death, Ben Wilson’s name still resonates in Chicago. Now it will ring out nationwide.

“Benji,” which debuted April 21 at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival (part of the larger 11th TriBeCa fest), is the first feature film from Coodie & Chike, the team responsible for -- among many others -- Kanye West’s “Through the Wire” music video. In “Benji,” the duo has assembled an impressive collection of friends, family members, writers and celebrities to tell Wilson’s story.

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