The Black Cinema Series

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The Black Cinema Series

The Little Theatre is proud to announce The Black Cinema Series, presented in partnership with the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ).  The series celebrates both documentary and narrative expressions in Black cinema with a curated film choice every month. To complement each film, The Little will host discussions led by RABJ members, local experts, community leaders, and filmmakers after each series screening.

Upcoming films for this Series

This series does not have anything scheduled right now.

Past films from this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Sep 18, 2020
Duration: 113m
Rating: Not Rated
Click here to watch now THE 24TH tells the incredibly powerful and timely true story of the all-Black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917.  The Houston Riot...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jun 26, 2020
Duration: 103m
Rating: Not Rated
Click here to watch now A former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant. Directed by: Channing Godfrey Peoples Starring: Nicole...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Feb 21, 2020
Duration: 90m
Rating: Not Rated
Miriam Makeba was the first Black African musician who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. Miriam Makeba was forced into exile in...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Feb 7, 2020
Duration: 136m
Rating: R
Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Sep 27, 2019
Duration: 76m
Rating: Not Rated
Director/producer Vivian Vazquez will join us in-person for a post-screening discussion. Throughout the 1970’s, fires consumed the South Bronx. Black and Puerto Rican residents were blamed for the...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 7, 2019
Duration: 95m
Rating: Not Rated
This moving and touching documentary takes us into the everyday lives of the members of an unlikely orchestra: the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste, located in Kinshasa, a city of 10 million...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jul 19, 2019
Duration: 89m
Rating: Not Rated
Jimi Hendrix on the big screen! DIRECT TICKET LINK Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jun 14, 2019
Duration: 114m
Rating: Not Rated
SPRINTER tells the story of Akeem Sharp (Dale Elliott), who is set to be Jamaica’s next big track-and-field sensation. Akeem hopes a rise in the track and field world will take him to the U.S. to...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 17, 2019
Duration: 68m
Rating: Not Rated
Black Cinema Series presents: BLACK BORDER WARRIORS 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 Made by local filmmakers Discussion with Executive Producers Mikhail Gershteyn and Nate Brown, along with a Skype...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 29, 2019
Duration: 82m
Rating: Not Rated
Chi-Town follows Keifer Sykes on his meteoric rise from Marshall High School on Chicago’s West Side to his improbable shot at the NBA. This exhilarating multi-year journey of the explosive point...