‘Rustin’ Director George C. Wolfe On The Legacy Of His Subject – Deadline


Section: Special Presentations

Director: George C. Wolfe

Screenwriter: Julian Breece, Dustin Lance Black

Logline: In 1963, Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin (Colman Domingo) helps to organize the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, only to find himself marginalized by history on account of his sexuality.

U.S. Distributor: Netflix

Panelists: George C. Wolfe (director)

First Screening: Sept. 13, 2023.

Key Quote: “I think sometimes you choose a project, but more often than not, I think a project chooses you.  There was something about Bayard Rustin’s complexity. There was something about the fact that he was so crucial and so phenomenal and then so forgotten that I found incredibly compelling and very moving and very powerful, and I wanted to live inside of that world.” – George C. Wolfe  

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