BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm | Sons of Caribbean immigrants, Francis and Michael face questions of masculinity, identity and family amid the pulsing beat of Toronto’s early hip-hop scene.
BLACK CINEMA SERIES x SPOOKY SEASON | Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30pm | Vicaria is a brilliant teenager who believes death is a disease that can be cured. After the brutal murder of her brother, she embarks on a dangerous journey to bring him back to life, injecting the classic “Frankenstein” story with fresh innovation and social relevance.
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Wednesday, July 5 at 7:30pm | The Negro Leagues; changing the game, transforming America. From acclaimed filmmaker Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI).
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Thursday, November 30 at 7:00pm | A decades-spanning exploration of a woman’s life in Mississippi and an ode to the generations of people, places, and ineffable moments that shape us.
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30pm | Through intimate access to a charismatic Mattel insider, Beulah Mae Mitchell, BLACK BARBIE delves into the cross section of merchandise and representation as Black women strive to elevate their own voices and stories, refusing to be invisible.
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30pm | The Five Demands follow the dramatic but little-known story of the 1969 student strike that transformed the face of higher education.
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Thursday, June 22 at 7:30pm | A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.
BLACK CINEMA SERIS + WXXI CLASSICAL PRESENTS | Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30pm | Inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, who rose to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with a love affair and falling out with Marie Antoinette.
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30pm | Theatre 1 | A novelist attends a murder trial, but things don’t go as expected.
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Wednesday, February 1 at 7:30pm | Theatre 1 | Gina Prince-Bythewood’s 2000 debut features a fantastic cast, headed by Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps as two neighbors who fall for each other while striving to achieve, their basketball dreams in this sports-romance.
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Friday, October 28 at 6:45pm | The Jack Garner Theatre | The true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who was brutally lynched in 1955 while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Friday, November 18 at 7:30pm | Little 1 | A documentary that explores the impact of the events from the year 2020 have had on the lives of children.
Cultural Expressions: Kwanzaa, produced by WXXI Public Media, explores the seven principles that are the foundation of Kwanzaa by sharing seven real-life stories of impact. These stories reveal how each principle plays a role in the Black community, illustrated through cultural elements of dance, storytelling, music, and spoken word.
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Friday, April 8 at 7:30pm | About the rise and fall of St. Louis, Missouri’s premier black hospital that trained the largest number of Black doctors and nurses in the world from 1937 through 1979, before and after desegregation.
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Friday, May 13 at 7:30pm | A fashionable group of Zulu men’s measure of self-worth is tested by exuberant prices, dying interest, and a generation who believe one’s worth isn’t based on what you adorn.