50 YEARS OF HIP-HOP | Friday, February 23 at 7:30pm | Based on the inception of the Def Jam Recordings label and the challenges that artists Run-D.M.C. and Russell Simmons faced on their path to become successful. Starring Blair Underwood, Shelia E, and LL Cool J.
SATURDAY NIGHT REWIND | Saturday, February 24 at 8pm | During a visit to Transylvania, an African prince (William Marshall) gets turned into a vampire by Count Dracula. Sealed in a coffin for several lifetimes, “Blacula” reawakens in 1970s Los Angeles, and begins pursuing a women bearing a striking resemblance to his dead wife, leaving a trail of bloodless victims in his wake.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE | Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, March 3 | Andrew Scott (Fleabag, All Of Us Strangers) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.
An event taking place at The Little. | Ticketing not run by The Little, so Little discounts and member benefits do not apply to this event.
INDIE LENS POP-UP | Monday, February 26 | Frustrated by the lack of representation in the media, a group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists launched The 19th*, a digital news startup whose work is guided by elevating the voices often left out of the American story.
2 SCREENINGS | Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, February 29 | Todd Haynes’ Oscar-Nominated film starring Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman. Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance, a married couple buckle under pressure when a Hollywood actress meets them to do research for a film about their past.
LIMITED RUN! March 1, 2, and 9 only! | A man and a woman find their orbits repeatedly colliding over the course of 12 years, four planets, three dimensions and one space cult. Filled with style, charm, and sheer creativity, Molli and Max in the Future blends sci-fi and rom-com to wildly entertaining effect.
Sunday, February 18 & Saturday, March 2 | When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories forever. Starring Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey, directed with visual flair by Michel Gondry, and an ingenious, sweetly ironic script by Charlie Kaufman.
CONCERT | Sunday, March 3 at 1pm | Join us as we explore the common roots of the two traditions of Irish and Appalachian music in a celebration of the culture and spirit of folk music.
STAFF PICKS | Monday, March 4 at 7:30pm | Frank Capua (Paul Newman) is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one–the Indianapolis 500. Picked by Jim!
SPECIAL SCREENING | Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30pm | In this special pre-Oscar-ceremony screening of the Best Animated Feature nominee, Dog assembles Robot as a companion in 1980s NYC, and they become best buddies. On a Labour Day outing to Coney Island, Robot’s metal parts begin to rust and Dog must figure out how to help.
ONE TAKE DOC SERIES | Thursday, March 7 at 7pm & Saturday, March 9 at 3pm | Five incredible women from around the world, who are boldly breaking glass ceilings in the male-dominated world of orchestral conducting, take center stage.
Sunday, March 10 at 4pm | Join The Little’s staff for a night of Oscar movie trivia, with plenty of prizes, themed snacks, and a hefty dose of nonsense! Beer & wine, Oscar bingo, giveaways, and more during the ceremony, all on the big screen!
WINTER WEDNESDAYS | Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30pm | Three blue-collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash and make a plan to keep the loot. Let’s just say things go awry!
BLACK CINEMA SERIES | Thursday, March 14 at 7:30pm | Harold Washington takes on a city rife with corruption and discrimination to be elected Chicago’s first African-American mayor in 1983.
INDIE LENS POP-UP | Monday, March 18 | Three people—a political cartoonist, a mother turned boxing coach, and an optician—navigate their lives with resourcefulness and determination in the face of a degenerative illness, Parkinson’s disease.
50 YEARS OF HIP-HOP | Friday, March 22 at 7:30pm | Kid decides to go to his friend Play’s house party, but neither of them can predict what’s in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.
An event taking place at The Little. | Ticketing not run by The Little, so Little discounts / member benefits do not apply to this event.
NEW 4K RESTORATION | Saturday, March 30 at 7:30pm | The bodies pile up as sensitive film studio focus puller Mark) moonlights as a private photographer of scantily-clad women, while obsessively working on his own “documentary” of the women’s dying expressions.
ROCHESTER GUITAR FESTIVAL | Friday, April 5 | Hailed by The Boston Globe for his “subtle, graceful virtuosity” and described as a “Vietnamese Guitar Virtuoso” by Austin Classical Guitar, guitarist An Tran continues to impress audiences with his innate musicality and dynamic artistry.
ROCHESTER GUITAR FESTIVAL | Saturday, April 6 | French guitar phenomenon Thomas Viloteau is widely considered one of the most gifted classical guitarists today.
50 YEARS OF HIP-HOP | Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm | Ice-T travels coast to coast interviewing rap performers such as Q-Tip, Common and Kanye West to pay tribute to the musical art form.
LIVE! CONCERT | Friday, April 12 at 8pm | Known for his soulful voice and mesmerizing guitar skills, Martin Sexton will captivate you with his heartfelt lyrics and infectious energy.
LIVE PERFORMANCE | Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm | Push Physical Theatre brings their newest award-winning, Off-Broadway show home to Rochester for a special evening live on stage in Little Theatre 1.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE | Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 28 | Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.
INDIE LENS POP-UP | Monday, April 29 | Against the backdrop of a string of California high school tuba thefts, hard of hearing filmmaker Alison O’Daniel generates new sensitivity to sound and meaning in an unconventional documentary experience.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE | Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, June 2 | Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state. From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the National Health Service, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence over the UK without ever being Prime Minister.
CONCERT | Saturday, May 11 at 8pm | Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental.