Movie Night: Rustin

Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Saturday, June 22nd at 6:00PM as we feature, Rustin.

In honor of Pride Month, we feature the life and contributions of gay civil rights leader, Bayard Rustin

About Rising:

Rustin is a 2023 American biographical drama film directed by George C. Wolfe, from a screenplay by Julian Breece and Dustin Lance Black, and a story by Breece about the life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. Produced by Barack and Michelle Obama's production company Higher Ground, the film stars Colman Domingo in the title role, alongside Chris Rock, Glynn Truman, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, CCH Pounder, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Johnny Ramey, Micheal Potts, Jeffrey Wrights, and Audra McDonald.

Despite incredible odds, Bayard Rustin managed to organize the March on Washington in 1963. This event is considered one of the high points of the civil rights movement in the United States. Over 200,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and called for an end to racial discrimination in the USA. Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have a Dream”speech at the event.

You are welcome to bring "dinner" to enjoy. Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided.

Let us know you're coming by registering on Eventbrite (registration not required but helps with planning for refreshments)

 

Event address: 
1001 Main Street
Suite 8
Bridgeport, CT 06604