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
Oct 27, 2017
Duration: 104m
Rating: R
The Black Cinema Series presents Jordan Peele's instant classic, Get Out. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Sep 22, 2017
Duration: 56m
Rating: Not Rated
Associate Producer and Rochester native Malaika Woluchem will join us for this FREE screening.  In 1915, Boston-based African American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 18, 2017
Duration: 83m
Rating: PG
Ends Thursday, August 24. STEP is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team set against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jul 21, 2017
Duration: 94m
Rating: Not Rated
The Little is teaming with the Rochester Association of Black Journalists, along with ImageOut for the latest film in The Black Cinema Series: KIKI. In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather out...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 19, 2017
Duration: 90m
Rating: Not Rated
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 21, 2017
Duration: 86m
Rating: R
The Black Cinema Series, presented by the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) and the Little theatre, continues with a special screening of "Drop Squad," a feature-length film which...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 17, 2017
Duration: 82m
Rating: Not Rated
Director Deborah Riley Draper will be at The Little for discussion after the show. Carlet Cleare (13WHAM reporter and RABJ member) will moderate the discussion. GET TICKETS HERE More: Olympic Pride,...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Feb 10, 2017
Duration: 95m
Rating: PG-13
An Indie Lens Pop-up FREE screening. A panel discussion will follow, led by Kevin Hicks. Panelist include: Gary DeWitt Marshall, Actor/Director, Educator; Omobowale Ayorinde, Retired NTID faculty...