Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

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Date(s) - 05/07/13
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Church of the Redeemer


Occupy Astoria LIC invites you to our documentary film series, which will premiere with “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin,” Directed by Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer : 2003 : 84 min. : USA

N or Q train to 30th Avenue. Walk west on 30th Avenue toward Crescent Street. Turn left on Crescent Street. Church of the Redeemer is one block up on your right.

Doors open at 6:30pm, film begins at 7pm followed by discussion and light refreshments.
Please feel free to bring food or drink for the refreshment table.

Brother Outsider illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A tireless crusader for justice, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the legendary 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Brother Outsider reveals the price that Rustin paid for this openness, chronicling both the triumphs and setbacks of his remarkable 60-year career.

Nominated for the Grand Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Brother Outsider has been described as “powerful and startling” (The Advocate), “rich in humanity” (africana.com), “beautifully crafted” (Boston Globe), “poignant” (TIME), “thoroughly honest” (Village Voice), and “marvelous” (Wall Street Journal).

Category: Film Screening