Bayard Rustin, advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., dedicates his life to the quest for racial equality, human rights and worldwide democracy. However, as an openly gay Black man, he is all but erased from the civil rights movement he helped build.
The event is a collaboration between the Arkansas CInema Society, the Little Rock Freedom Fund, Arkansas Public Policy Panel, Little Rock’s Racial and Cultural Diversity Commision, InTRANSitive, Human Rights Campaign, The Micheaux Award + Film Lab, Yellow Velvet Studios, Get Loud Arkansas and the Central Arkansas Library System.
Directed by George C. Wolfe from a script by Julian Breece and Dustin Lance Black, Rustin is the true story of gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who faces racism and homophobia as he helps change the course of Civil Rights history by orchestrating the 1963 March on Washington. Colman Domingo has received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of the titular character. The film also stars Chris Rock, Jeffery Wright and Audra McDonald. Rustin appears courtesy of Netflix Studios.
Representatives from Little Rock Freedom Fund, Arkansas Public Policy Panel, InTRANSitive, Human Rights Campaign and Get Loud Arkansas