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FILM | Black History Month Film Series


In honor of Black History Month, The Little Theatre will host a series of powerful, thought-provoking films and discussions, held each Sunday throughout the month of February. The series kicks off on February 1 with the acclaimed music documentary "Finding Fela," about the life of Nigerian singer and activist Fela Kuti.

The next week, the documentary "Elementary Genocide" examines the racial bias that links our country's public schools and penal system. A Skype Q&A with director Rahiem Shabazz, along with several Rochester City School officials, will follow that screening. Also on February 8 is the narrative drama "Half of a Yellow Sun," starring Thandie Newton, Oscar-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, and future "Star Wars: Episode VII" star John Boyega. On February 15, the sports documentary "The Forgotten Four" follows the careers of four professional athletes credited with breaking professional football's color barrier. The film's producer, Wes Smith, will be available for a Skype Q&A after the film.

Finally, on February 22, "Through a Lens Darkly" examines the role photography has played in the African-American culture, and the ways it's been used as a tool for social change throughout the years.

Tickets to each film in the Black History Month Film Series will be $5. Visit for more details.