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Black is Beautiful Film Series: Rustin

April 13 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

This month’s film is Rustin
The powerful true story of Bayard Rustin, the openly gay Black Civil Rights leader who dedicated his life to a quest for racial equality, is finally getting the spotlight. Colman Domingo plays the driving force behind the 1963 March on Washington in a new film from DGA Award and three-time Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom). The performance marks the Emmy winner’s first leading role in a feature film.

For director George C. Wolfe, the project was an opportunity to spotlight Rustin as an example to aspire to. “He is a role model for what it means to be an American, what it means to daily, moment-to-moment, commit to democracy, commit to freedom, commit to possibility, commit to discovery, commit to passing on that which you know to other people,”

The Black Is Beautiful Film Series is curated and hosted by poet Rajnii Eddins. The series features monthly films by Black film directors. The films range from the well-known Hollywood blockbusters to award-winning independent films. Please join us for an afternoon of entertaining and engaging movies!

Details

Date:
April 13
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://fletcherfree.org/event/black-beautiful-film-series-rustin

Organizer

Fletcher Free Library
Phone
802.863.3403
Email
circ@burlingtonvt.gov
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Creative Zone
Chittenden County Zone

Venue

Fletcher Free Library
235 College Street
Burlington, 05401
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Phone
802-863-3403
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