ROB OWEN | Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 10:31 a.m.
Netflix confirmed filmed-in-Pittsburgh “Rustin” will play in at least one Pittsburgh theater beginning Nov. 3 before it streams on Netflix on Nov. 17. Netflix has not confirmed which Pittsburgh theater (or theaters) will show the movie.
Netflix also released a new second trailer for the PG-13-rated bio-pic on gay Civil Rights leader Bayard Rustin. Rustin is credited with planning Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 March on Washington. “Rustin” was filmed mostly in the Pittsburgh region, but the march itself filmed in Washington, D.C.
‘Reel Money’ panel
Citizens Bank will sponsor Reel Money: Building Pittsburgh’s Film Economy, an evening of conversations at the Black Bottom Film Festival (BBFF), 4-5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.
The free program will explore the steps required to elevate Pittsburgh to the ranks of cities with larger film and television economies (e.g. Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta).
The panel discussion will feature Gregory Edwards, dolly grip and a member of the Pittsburgh Film Office Board of Trustees; Pittsburgh Film Office executive director Dawn Keezer; University of Pittsburgh broadcasting Prof. Kevin M. Smith and actor/writer/director Roger Smith.
“Reel Money” is free and open to the public. Register to attend at https://awc.culturaldistrict.org/event/26350-2023/bbff-citizens-panel