The Martha’s Vineyard branch of the NAACP and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will present one showing only of the highly acclaimed new film “Rustin,” on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 pm at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, 79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven. A discussion will follow the film.
The architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, the press release from the Island NAACP chapter calls Bayard Rustin “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, but history has largely forgotten him,” the release says.
Directed by Tony awardwinner George C. Wolfe and starring Emmy awardwinner Colman Domingo, “Rustin” helps to shine a spotlight on the man and his work.
Tickets cost $15, and benefit the MV NAACP’s Scholarship Fund, as will the proceeds from a raffle to be held at the screening. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Film Center, or online at mvfilmsociety.com/2023/11/rustin.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The Martha’s Vineyard branch of the NAACP is focused on civil rights and social justice advocacy on the Island. It is operated by volunteers, and meets on the third Saturday of every month. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.