Petite Maman


Monday, February 5, 2024 | 7:30pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Doors open at 7:00pm

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

Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor (Robert Townsend) catches the ire of his grandmother (Helen Martin) for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film “Jivetime Jimmy’s Revenge.” When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the title role, he has a series of conflicted dreams satirizing African-American stereotypes in Hollywood, and must reconcile his career goals with his desire to remain a positive role model for his little brother (Craigus R Johnson).

A satirical comedy about the racial stereotypes Black Americans face in film and television, Hollywood Shuffle is filled with sharp humor and infectious energy. The film was recently inducted into the Criterion Collection as an important contemporary film, showcasing the breadth of filmed expression and deepening viewers’ understanding and appreciation of the art of cinema.

Rated R | 1 hour 21 mins | Comedy, Satire | 1987
USA | English

Directed by Robert Townsend