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!  

April 13, 2024 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.