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.
Chevalier (with discussion) – Apr 26, 2023
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.
Saint Omer – Mar 1, 2023
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30pm | Theatre 1 | A novelist attends a murder trial, but things don’t go as expected.
Love & Basketball – Feb 1, 2023
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.
Till (with post-film discussion) – Oct 28, 2022
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.
Generation Z – Nov 18, 2022
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 – Dec 16, 2022
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.
The Color of Medicine – Apr 8, 2022
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.
Dressed Like Kings – May 13, 2022
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.
Miss Juneteenth – Jun 10, 2022
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Friday, June 10, 7:30pm | Little 1 | A former beauty queen and single mother prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant.
Nope: Film + Discussion – Jul 22, 2022
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Friday, July 22 at 7:30pm | Little Theatre 1 | The new film from Jordan Peele. Caretakers at a California horse ranch encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behavior. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun.
Woman in Motion – Aug 19, 2022
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Friday, August 19 at 7:30pm | Nichelle Nichols’ daunting task to launch a national blitz for NASA, recruiting 8,000 of the nation’s best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first African American, Asian and Latino men and women to fly in space.
Alma’s Rainbow – Sep 9, 2022
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Friday, September 9 at 7:30pm | A coming-of-age comedy-drama about three Black women living in Brooklyn. Ayoka Chenzira’s feature film explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt) who is entering womanhood and navigating conversations and experiences around standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights Black women have over their bodies.
The Sleeping Negro – Jan 21, 2022
Black Cinema Series The Sleeping Negro Screening and Panel Discussion FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.) Standard ticket pricesTickets available online in advance, or at the door. PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED TO ATTENDIMPORTANT: Proof of...
A Warm December – Feb 11, 2022
BLACK CINEMA SERIES • Friday, February 11 at 7:30pm • On a trip to London with his daughter (Yvette Curtis) for some dirt-bike races, Dr. Matt Younger (Sidney Poitier) meets beautiful dignitary Catherine Oswandu (Esther Anderson) and quickly falls for her. But something is amiss — strange men seem to be following her wherever she goes, and Younger assumes she’s at the center of some political intrigue.