With an assist from Parker, 'Benji' debuts

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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