SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022 | 3:00pm

The Jack Garner Theatre (Little Theatre 5)
(inside Little 2-5 + Cafe at 8 Winthrop St)

The afternoon starts with The Little Cafe open at 2pm, for live music by guitarist Tom Torrisi of Rochester Classical Guitar. The film starts at 3pm, followed by a discussion.


The youngest daughter in her family, the beautiful Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is forbidden to marry her true love, Pedro (Marco Leonardi). Since tradition dictates that Tita must care for her mother, Pedro weds her older sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), though he still loves Tita. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita’s powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking. As the years pass, unusual circumstances test the enduring love of Pedro and Tita.

Based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate earned all 11 Ariel awards, including the Ariel Award for Best Picture, and became the highest grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the United States at the time.

The score was written by Cuban composer, conductor, and classical guitarist Leo Brouwer (Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida).

105 minutes |  Drama/Romance  |  1992  |  Mexico
In Spanish, with English Subtitles
Rated R


Based on the novel

Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

About the series

Black Cinema Series
WXXI Classical Presents

WXXI Classical Presents is a series of films that are related to classical music in some way, co-produced by WXXI Classical and The Little Theatre. Selected by classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in an exciting or non-traditional narrative way. More details about the WXXI Classical Presents Series

Community Partners

Black Cinema Series
 Ibero American Action League 

A dual-language multi service agency that uplifts, empowers, and advocates for Latinos and the underserved


Black Cinema Series
Rochester Classical Guitar

Rochester Classical Guitar (RCG) is dedicated to enriching the arts and connecting communities in the Greater Rochester Area through the medium of classical guitar.