Director: George C. Wolfe
Year Released: 2023
Rating: 1.5

American Propaganda, Obama Style: activist (and Quaker!) Bayard Rustin (Colman Domingo), an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Aml Ameen), manages to irritate powerful members of his community, including Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (Jeffrey Wright) and Roy Wilkins (Chris Rock) and gets cast aside, but is determined to organize the now-legendary March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in August of 1963.  Although it's important to give everyone a history lesson about Mr. Rustin's contributions to Civil Rights Movement, this mostly exists to blatantly highlight two of Netflix's biggest obsessions: race relations (there is never a shortage of villainous white people armed with slurs) and homosexuality (he was openly gay in a time when it was illegal).  What helps save it from the condescending tone and Wolfe's overbearing direction, however, is Domingo as the lead: he balances out his subject's boundless energy with understandable concern that his lifestyle and previous Communist ties could do horrible damage to his own cause.