Shorts Competition
Pushing the boundaries of storytelling in 25 minutes or less
Bayard & Me
USA, 2017, 16 min., Color

Walter Naegle’s boyfriend, Bayard Rustin, was a famous civil rights activist 30 years Walter’s senior. In the 1980s, Bayard decided to adopt Walter for legal protection. This love story is about a time when gay marriage was inconceivable.

Screenings
Director
Matt Wolf
Cinematographer
Peter Sillen
Editor
Conor McBride
Cast
Bayard Rustin, Walter Naegle

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