In addition to a hit parade of regularly-scheduled films, we hold special series and screenings every month of the year. These series often present sharp educational elements through documentaries, talkbacks with filmmakers and stars, café meet and greets, or all of the above. These series help us include members of the community who might otherwise miss out.
The Little Theatre has always welcomed the strange, the offbeat, and, as they say in Italy, the mondo. With that in mind, it is taking further ownership of that identity with MONDO MOVIES. The Little is hosting $5 screenings of cult films that fans rarely get to see on the big screen.
Metro Justice presents 5 films on Sundays in August at 3pm that shed light on social justice concerns.
All films are free and open to the public with a suggested donation.
The MVP Healthy Living series is a collaboration between the Little Theatre, WXXI and MVP Health care. The screenings in this series highlight the physical, mental and emotional benefits of making healthy choices in life, as well as instructing what those choices look like. The stories presented on the screen lead in to post-film discussions with local health experts, during which the audience is encouraged to participate by asking questions and sharing experiences from their own lives.
6 p.m. Oct. 27 and 12 p.m. Oct 29: The Deep Blue Sea
6 p.m. Nov. 17 and 12 p.m. Nov. 20: The Threepenny Opera
More: National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. We've since broadcast more than twenty other productions live from the National Theatre, and on occasion other theatres in the UK. Since 2010 National Theatre Live has been proudly supported by Aviva.
RIT Faculty Speaker Film Series, a partnership between the Little Theatres School of Film and Animation continues in 2015. Tickets for the screenings are $5 as part of the Little's $5 Mondays.
The RIT Faculty Speaker Film Series discussions are structured so both casual viewers and film enthusiasts have the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn more about the films in the series. The goal is to gain a better understanding of films - with behind-the-scenes stories and experiences or general analysis.
12 p.m. Nov. 19 and 6 p.m. Nov. 22: The Bright Stream
12 p.m. Dec. 17 and 6 p.m. Dec. 20: The Nutcracker
12 p.m. Jan. 28 and 6 p.m. Jan. 31: The Sleeping Beauty
12 p.m. Feb. 11 and 6 p.m. Feb. 14: Swan Lake
12 p.m. Mar. 25 and 6 p.m. Mar. 28: A Contemporary Evening
12 p.m. April 15 and 6 p.m. April 18: A Hero of Our Time
This series creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment. This program is a national program run by several individual not-for-profit theater’s across the United States. Post film discussions are created in partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology.