Official Trailer Released for Colman Domingo’s “Rustin”

Colman Domingo is marching into theaters next month with an important feature…

The first official trailer has been released for the 53-year-old Belizean-Guatemalan American actor and social justice activist’s film Rustin.

Colman DomingoDomingo stars in the title role as Bayard Rustin, the civil rights activist and organizer behind the historic 1963 March on Washington, in George C. Wolfe’s biopic for Netflix.

Directed by Wolfe, Rustin, in the words of the official synopsis, “shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who, alongside giants like the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Ella Baker, dared to imagine a different world, and inspired a movement in a march toward freedom.”

The film also features a cast that includes Chris Rock as Roy Wilkins, Glynn Turman as A. Philip Randolph, Jeffrey Wright as Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Aml Ameen as Martin Luther King Jr. and Audra McDonald as Ella Baker. Barack and Michelle Obama are executive producers.

Rustin debuted on August 31 at the Telluride Film Festival and had its international premiere on September 11 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The film endeavors to restore Rustin’s rightful place in the history of the Civil Rights Movement long denied his because of his homosexuality.

“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,” Wolfe said of Rustin. “Democracy is a muscle, and if you don’t exercise it regularly, it ceases to function.”

The film hits Netflix on November 12.

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