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BLACK CINEMA SERIES: “BROTHER”
September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$7 – $11
Black Cinema Series
Screening and post-film discussion
WEDNESDAY | SEP. 6, 2023 | 7:30 PM
Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester
Doors open: 7 p.m.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Based on David Chariandy’s award-winning
novel of the same name. Director Clement
Virgo, one of Canada’s leading filmmakers,
wrote the screenplay for the motion picture.
Series details: https://thelittle.org/bcs-brother/
AWARD-WINNING COMING-OF-AGE FILM OPENS SEPTEMBER IN ROCHESTER
Jamaican-Canadian Family Saga is Set in Scarborough District of Metropolitan Toronto
Sons of Caribbean immigrants, Francis and Michael, face questions of masculinity, identity and family amid the pulsing beat of Toronto’s early hip-hop scene.
This past April, the film “Brother” won a record 12 Canadian Screen Awards (equivalent to the Oscars), including including Best Motion Picture (2023), Best Achievement in Direction (2023) and Best Adapted Screenplay (2023).
The Black Cinema Series is a partnership between the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) and the Little Theatre.
After the film, there will be a post-screening discussion with the following panelists:
*Dr. Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr. ,PhD director of the Frederick Douglass Institute and Department of Black Studies, University of Rochester.
* Assemblyman Demond Meeks, NYS Assembly District 137
*DJ Wizz, radio personality, WDKX -FM (103.9) and club DJ.
The film will be shown at the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave, East End District, Rochester, NY.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the film is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available online in advance or at the box office day of the screening. For details, go to https://thelittle.org/bcs-brother/
We look forward to seeing you there !
The Black Cinema Series, a partnership between the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) and the Little Theatre, was founded in February 2017 and is in its sixth season. The series screens both scripted and non-fiction films about the Black experience. With an emphasis on contemporary independent films the series highlights Black perspectives and filmmakers with screenings and panel discussions with community experts and filmmakers.
The Rochester Association of Black Journalists strives to ensure diversity in area media and accurate balanced coverage of communities of color while serving as a resource for both established and aspiring communicators of African descent. The organization was founded in 2004. It was named the 2019 NABJ Professional Chapter of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.
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The Little Theatre is the premier cultural center for the presentation of American independent and foreign films, visual arts and music for the greater Rochester community. Through educational events the Little Theatre provides local artists a place to share and discuss their visions with a diverse audience.
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- Rochester Association of Black Journalists
- Little Theatre