Netflix film ‘Rustin’ filming in DC to close the road in the Southeast

WASHINGTON — DC drivers may see more traffic in the Southeast as a movie being filmed in the area will cause part of the roadway to be closed Thursday.

According to a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the film Rustin will be filmed in the area, causing the closure of North Carolina Avenue between 6th Street and 8th Street Southeast.

The closing will take place on Thursday, August 11 and will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Drivers should expect parking restrictions along the street. No parking and closing signs will be posted in the area to alert drivers. All vehicles parked in violation of no emergency parking signs will be ticketed and towed.

Rustin is about civil rights activist Bayard Rustin who was an adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the main organizer of the March on Washington in 1963. The film will star Coleman Domingo as Rustin. Other cast members include Chris Rock, Jeffrey Wright, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Glynn Turman.

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