The Main 3 Wed, Feb 21 7:00 PM
Film Info
Program:Oscar Watch
Special Screenings
Release Year:2023
Runtime:106 min
Print Source:Netflix
Historical Drama
Black Perspectives
Oscar Nominee
Director:George C. Wolfe
Cinematographer:Tobias A. Schliessler
Screenwriter:Julian Breece
Dustin Lance Black
Editor:Andrew Mondshein
Composer:Branford Marsalis
Principal Cast:Colman Domingo
Chris Rock
Glynn Turman
Jeffrey Wright
Audra McDonald


Black History Month Screening • Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00pm

Join MSP Film Society and OutFront Minnesota for a special Black History Month screening of Rustin, followed by a community conversation.

About the film

The architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was one of the greatest activists and organizers the world has ever known. He challenged authority, never apologized for who he was, what he believed, or who he desired. And he did not back down. He made history, and in turn, he was forgotten. 

Directed by DGA Award and five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe and starring Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo, Rustin 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. 

Produced by Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen, Higher Ground's Tonia Davis and George C. Wolfe, the film features an all-star cast including Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, CCH Pounder, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Johnny Ramey, Michael Potts, with Jeffrey Wright and Audra McDonald.

About OutFront Minnesota

OutFront Minnesota is the state's largest LGBTQ+ advocacy organization. Founded in 1987, for more than 35 years we have worked to secure landmark protections and victories for LGBTQ+ rights, including inclusion in the Minnesota Human Rights Act in 1993 and securing marriage equality in 2013. 

Our mission is to build power within Minnesota’s 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and address inequities through intersectional organizing, advocacy, education, and direct support services.

About MSP Film Society

MSP Film’s mission is to inform and transform individuals and communities through the power of great cinema. MSP Film has spent the last six decades celebrating a myriad of cultures, countries and issues of collective local and global concern through film, believing in the potency of storytelling to move people, and to move people to action. Our widely recognized Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, Cine Latino, or daily screenings at The Main Cinema represent a diversity of perspectives and 100+ cultures and countries each year, providing unique platforms for learning and action through film and conversation.