Complete 2003 Festival Schedule
OUTSIDER: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN
Music Project: JBL Theater
Saturday, October 18
little-known force behind the celebrated 1963 March on Washington
was a man named Bayard Rustin. A lifelong human rights activist,
Rustin synthesized Gandhis nonviolent resistance and Martin
Luther Kings passionate leadership of the civil rights movement.
Unfortunately, the leaders of the movement saw Rustins sexual
identity as a liability, and he was eventually forced out. A familiar
facethough always in the backgroundhe finally receives
the honor and recognition he deserves in this inspiring documentary.
Beginning with his college days of singing sweetly and working for
the Communist Party, and continuing through his amazing contributions
to the civil rights movement, BROTHER OUTSIDER chronicles the extraordinary
efforts of an openly gay man to make society better for all peopleno
matter what the personal cost.
with BESSIE, BILLIE, & RUTH, one womans rhythmic homage
to the godmothers of song.
BILLIE, & RUTH; Renee Sotile, Mary Jo Godges, directors; 2003;
USA; 10 minutes; video
OUTSIDER; Nancy D. Kates, Bennett Singer, directors; 2003; USA;
60 minutes, video
by Brother to Brother
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