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Chicago International Film Festival: Rustin
U.S. • Director: George C. Wolfe • 99m
Presented in partnership with The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and The Film Studies Center at The University of Chicago.
Colman Domingo, in a towering and electrifying performance, portrays Bayard Rustin, the architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington.
The architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was one of the greatest activists and organizers the world has ever known. He challenged authority, never apologized for who he was, what he believed, or who he desired. And he did not back down. He made history, and in turn, he was forgotten.
Directed by DGA Award and five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe (Lackawanna Blues, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) and starring Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo in a towering and electrifying performance, Rustin shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who, alongside giants like the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. (Aml Ameen), Ella Baker (Audra McDonald), Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (Jeffrey Wright) and NAACP leader Roy Wilkins (Chris Rock), dared to imagine a different world, and inspired a movement in a march toward freedom.
GENRES: Biopic, Historical, LGBTQ, Political
TUE 10/17 7:00 PM
University students, faculty, and staff receive a special discount on CIFF presentations held at the Logan Center.