Friday Family Film Night: RUSTIN review


10-02-2024 • 22 mins

In which the Mister and I check out RUSTIN (2023), which we caught on Netflix.  From director George C. Wolfe and writers Julian Breece and Dustin Lance Black, the film tells the story of Bayard Rustin (Colman Domingo, who is in contention for the Best Actor Oscar at this year's Academy Awards), the main architect and organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.  While battling racism and homophobia, Rustin channels his power for the greater good and gets to work on organizing the largest peaceful protest in the service of furthering the civil rights movement.  Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, Johnny Ramey, CCH Pounder, Michael Potts, Audra McDonald and Jeffrey Wright (also up for a Best Actor Oscar for his turn in AMERICAN FICTION) round out the star studded cast.  The film clocks in at 1 h 46 m and is rated  PG-13.  Please note there are SPOILERS in this review.

Opening intro music: GOAT by Wayne Jones, courtesy of YouTube Audio Library

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