Women's History Month Film Series 2017: Trailblazing Women

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Women's History Month Film Series 2017: Trailblazing Women

The Little is celebrating Women's History Month with a collection of documentary and narrative films about trailblazing women. 

Special speakers, including local educators and women's right advocates, will lead audience discussion after most of the films.

The series is sponsored by a New York Council on the Humanities New York Action Grant, and co-presented by The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Rochester.

Upcoming films for this Series

This series does not have anything scheduled right now.

Past films from this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 26, 2017
Duration: 80m
Rating: Not Rated
The Little is proud to screen a 35mm print preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation. This 1983 documentary-...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 19, 2017
Duration: 87m
Rating: Not Rated
Ilka Datig, Head of Instruction and Outreach at the Lorette Wilmot Library at Nazareth College  will lead a discussion after the film. Iman Abid, is the Organizer for the Genesee Valley Chapter of...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 12, 2017
Duration: 90m
Rating: Not Rated
With a blast of brassy jazz and a spin through the glitz of modern Las Vegas, award-winning director Rama Rau’s documentary League of Exotique Dancers sets the stage for a provocative and eye-opening...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 8, 2017
Duration: 74m
Rating: Not Rated
This documentary tells the story of center for healing called City of Joy, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where women who have suffered violence and the most unimaginable abuse are cared...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 5, 2017
Duration: 90m
Rating: Not Rated
If 18-year old Sonita had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother. She captures her dream of being a famous rapper in her scrapbook. For the time being, her only...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 26, 2016
Duration: 110min
Rating: Not Rated
"Grab a Hunk of Lightning" director, and Dorothea Lange's granddaughter, Dyanna Taylor will be at The Little at 3 p.m. 3/26 to present her film.   "Grab a Hunk of Lightning" delves into the life of...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 20, 2016
Duration: 84
Rating: Not Rated
Sworn Virgin follows the story of Hana who tries to escape her potential future as a wife and servant by appealing to an old law and living as a man. Hana swears to live life as a virgin as Mark, but...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 13, 2016
Duration: 86min
Rating: Not Rated
"Radical Grace" follows three feminist nuns in the Catholic church as they face conflicts between their Catholic faith and their strong held beliefs in social justice and equality for women. These...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 6, 2016
Duration: 99min
Rating: Not Rated
A rural village in Ethiopia has a long standing tradition of kidnapping women for marriage. Difret is based on the true story of a young girl named Hirut who accidentally killed her abductor and...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 6, 2016
Duration: 104mins
Rating: Not Rated
Brenda Myers-Powell called herself 'Breezy' for twenty-five years while she worked as a drug-addicted teenage prostitute. After a violent encounter with a "john" which put her in the hospital, Brenda...