Rustin & Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom screenwriter & director George C. Wolfe on re-creating filmmaking moments in history

Director and writer George C. Wolfe is our guest on the podcast this week as he chats with Dom Lenoir about re-creating black civil rights marches and moments of American history with his latest award winning film RUSTIN!.

George, who has won five Tony Awards, also directed the feature Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom discusses:

Making a complicated homosexual factual film.

Financing through President Obama.

Adapting a true story using a mix of documentary techniques.

Starting out in Theatre, what to show and not show when adapting for the screen.

The screenwriting process and casting the perfect lead.

Rustin is out now on NETFLIX!

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