BAYARD & ME: A SHORTS PROGRAM WITH MATT WOLF
Q&A with Matt Wolf and Walter Naegle.
The latest from Wild Combination director Matt Wolf, Bayard & Me tells an intimate love story about the legendary civil rights activist Bayard Rustin and his younger boyfriend Walter Naegle. In the early 1980s, Bayard adopted Walter to obtain equal rights and to cleverly work around a system that was designed to exclude them. Wolf has collected a series of short films that inspired this new work, including a 1962 debate between Rustin and Malcolm X, two comedic documentaries about a 1994 Jewish lesbian wedding and an overzealous teenage ACT UP activist named Marta, and a 1947 home movie by the amateur queer filmmaker Harold T. O’Neal.
BAYARD AND ME
Matt Wolf / 2017 / Digital / 16 mins
MALCOLM X & BAYARD RUSTIN DEBATE
1962 / Digital / 16 mins
CHICKS IN WHITE SATIN
Elaine Holliman / 1994 / Digital / 25 mins
MARTA: PORTRAIT OF A TEEN ACTIVIST
Matt Ebert / 1990 / Digital / 12 mins
BREAKFAST IN SAN FERNANDO
Harold T. O’Neal / 1947-51 / Digital / 8 mins
Breakfast in San Fernando courtesy of GLBT Historical Society (www.glbthistory.org)