Last month, Netflix released the biopic RUSTIN, which follows the journey of Black, gay Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin, the unheralded architect of the March on Washington in 1963. While RUSTIN stars notable leading men like Colman Domingo, Jeffrey Wright and Chris Rock, the film’s red hot streak of best film awards also belongs to its celebrated director George C. Wolfe. The Kentucky native started his career as a playwright and he became a two-time Tony Award-winning producer, writer and director. For the big and small screens, Wolfe’s innate ability to craft Black stories led him to classics such as August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Lackawanna Blues. —G.E.
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