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Black Cinema Series


Screening & Discussion

Saturday, January 13, 2023 | 7:00pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave)

Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.

In this hilarious new satire, novelist Monk (Jeffrey Wright) is fed up with the publishing establishment that profits from Black entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, he uses a pen name to write an outlandish Black book of his own. But when it becomes a success, it propels him to the heart of the hypocrisy and madness that he claims to disdain.

Note: American Fiction opens this January at The Little. Click here for additional showtimes.

Rated R | 1h 57m | 2023 | Comedy/Satire
USA | English

Directed by Cord Jefferson


Meet the Panelists

Eric Grode

CaTyra Polland
CEO of Love for Words | author, poet and keynote speaker | founder, National Black Authors Day (May 4) | hostess of Editor Knows Best podcast

Eric Grode

Ebony Nicole Smith
CEO of Ebony Nicole Smith Consulting | writing coach and publishing engineer | co-founder/vice-president, Rochester Black Authors Association

About the series

Black Cinema Series
Black Cinema Series

The Little Theatre’s Black Cinema Series, presented in partnership with the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ), screens both scripted and non-fiction films about the Black experience. With an emphasis on contemporary independent films, the series highlights Black perspectives and filmmakers, with screenings and panel discussions with community experts and filmmakers. More details about the Black Cinema Series