Want to submit your own event for inclusion in our calendar? Click here to tell us about it.
- This event has passed.
BLACK CINEMA SERIES + WXXI CLASSICAL PRESENTS: “CHEVALIER”
April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$7 – $11
The film is inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, who rose to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with a love affair and falling out with Marie Antoinette.
Following “CHEVALIER,” there will be a post-screening panel discussion of the movie, the music, and representation in cinema and classical music.
The Black Cinema Series and WXXI Classical Presents will be joined for this special event by screening partner Our Voices Project. The 1 hour 47 minute film is rated PG-13.
Doors open at 7 p.m.; film at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online in advance or in person at the Little Theatre 1 box office on the day of the special screening and panel discussion.
Starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., with Samara Weaving and Minnie Driver, “CHEVALIER” is directed by Stephen Williams. The film is a biographical and historical drama.
The following descriptions give more details about parties involved in the April 26 screening:
*The Black Cinema Series, a partnership between The Little Theatre and the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ), 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. Founded in February 2017, the series is celebrating its sixth season.
*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. Each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in an exciting or non-traditional narrative way.
*Our Voices Project is a production company committed to embracing identity, celebrating resiliency, and promoting visibility through uplifting the voices and sharing the lived experiences of Black, Brown, and Indigenous Peoples.
- Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ)
- Little Theatre
- WXXI Classical Presents
- Our Voices Project