Bayard Rustin, the visionary orchestrator behind the historic 1963 March on Washington, emerges as an unparalleled activist and organizer in the annals of history.
His unyielding challenge to authority, unapologetic embrace of his identity, beliefs, and desires, alongside his steadfast resolve, rendered him an emblematic figure who shaped history. However, despite his profound impact, Rustin’s legacy fell into obscurity.
Helmed by the accomplished George C. Wolfe, a recipient of the DGA award and five Tony awards, and featuring the talents of Emmy award winner Colman Domingo, the film “Rustin” at long last thrusts a well-deserved spotlight upon this exceptional individual.
Rustin’s role in spearheading change stands alongside luminaries such as Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and Ella Baker.
He embarked on a journey of envisioning an alternate world, sparking a movement that would march inexorably toward the ideals of freedom.
RUSTIN boasts a star-studded ensemble.
The cast includes Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Jeffrey Wright, and Audra McDonald, underscoring the significance of Rustin’s narrative and the power of his legacy.
RUSTIN is out only on Netflix November 17th.