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


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Friday, March 29
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...


Past films from this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 27, 2018
Duration: 134m
Rating: PG-13
The Little is moving to Wakanda for a night. Dressing in your Wakanda wardrobe is encouraged! Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 23, 2018
Duration: 91m
Rating: Not Rated
Mrs. Recy Taylor was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up and fought for justice with help from Rosa Parks and legions of women.The hidden, epic story of sexual...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Feb 23, 2018
Duration: 65m
Rating: Not Rated
Ousmane Sembène, the most internationally renowned African director of the twentieth century, made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. A complex, layered critique on...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jan 19, 2018
Duration: 60m
Rating: Not Rated
This FREE screening is part of The Black Cinema Series, a partnership with The Little and the Rochester Association of Black Journalists. At a time when women, people of color, and homosexuals were...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Dec 12, 2017, Dec 15, 2017
Duration: 60m
Rating: Not Rated
Move documents the aftermath and movement of a community after three young men were gunned downed in a mass shooting after an anti-violence basketball game at a Boys and Girls Club in Rochester, NY....


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Dec 12, 2017, Dec 15, 2017
Duration: 60m
Rating: Not Rated
Move documents the aftermath and movement of a community after three young men were gunned downed in a mass shooting after an anti-violence basketball game at a Boys and Girls Club in Rochester, NY....


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...