Black Cinema Series



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2023 | 7:30pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)

Doors: 7:00pm
Screening: 7:30pm


Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) are two childhood friends who both aspire to be professional basketball players. Quincy, whose father, Zeke (Dennis Haysbert), plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, is a natural talent and a born leader. Monica is ferociously competitive but sometimes becomes overly emotional on the court. Over the years, the two begin to fall for each other, but their separate paths to basketball stardom threaten to pull them apart.

The feature film directorial debut of Gina Prince-Bythewood, the director of 2022’s The Woman King, Love & Basketball has achieved modern-classic status (and a recent addition to the Criterion Collection) thanks to its strong direction, fantastic supporting cast — including Alfre Woodard, Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union, Dennis Haysbert, and Tyra Banks — and multi-dimensional characters, making it a fantastic kick-off to February.

120 mins | Romance/Drama | 2000 | USA | English
Rated PG-13

Written & Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

  • Renee Long, Rush-Henrietta Basketball Coach
  • Jacob Smith, assistant coach, men’s basketball at University of Rochester, and principal of Edison Career & Technology High School
  • Jalen McGill, sports director, The Beat 105.9

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