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A civil rights march. People standing arm in arm and walk in unity.


  George C. Wolfe

  United States     99 minutes


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.


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Film Credits

  •   Bruce Cohen, Tonia Davis, George C. Wolfe
  •   Julian Breece, Dustin Lance Black
  •   Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, CCH Pounder, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Johnny Ramey, Michael Potts, Lilli Kay, Jordan-Amanda Hall, Jakeem Powell, Grantham Coleman, Jamilah Rosemond, Jules Latimer, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper, Frank Harts, Kevin Mambo, Carra Patterson, Bill Irwin, Cotter Smith, Adrienne Warren, Jeffrey Wright, Audra McDonald
  •   Branford Marsalis
  •   Barack & Michelle Obama, Mark R. Wright, Alex G. Scott, David Permut, Daniel Sladek, Chris Taaffe
  •   Higher Ground, Bold Choices Production


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