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Check out the current and past movies that we have shown in partnership with the Little Theater.



The series celebrates both documentary and narrative expressions in black cinema with a curated film choice every month. To complement each film, The Little Theatre will host discussions led by RABJ members, local experts, community leaders, and filmmakers after each series screening. The series began during Black History Month in 2017 with the critically acclaimed I Am Not Your Negro. 

Miss Juneteeth

Director Channing Godfrey Peoples


Miss Juneteenth tells the story of a former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant.


Director Trey Edwards Shults

The epic emotional journey of a suburban African American family as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the wake of a tragic loss.


Director Kasi Lemmons

From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told.

Black Panther

Director Ryan Coogler

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Director Nancy Buriski

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 violence in the Jim Crow South, when courageous black women fight to take back their bodies and their dignity. Recy Taylor speaks up when danger is greatest, powering the coming Civil Rights Movement.

The Rape of
Recy Taylor
Black Girl

Director Ousmane Sembène

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 the lingering colonialist mindset of a supposedly postcolonial world. Black Girl is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement—and one of the essential films of the 1960s.

Black Girl
Sighted Eyes/Feeling Hearts

Director Tracy Train

At a time when women, people of color, and homosexuals were confined to the margins of society, Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), best known for A Raisin in the Sun, boldly challenged U.S. society to live up to its ideals. Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart tells the dramatic story of the young, gifted and black woman who chose words to fight injustice—on stage and off.


Director Tam Little

Local filmmaker Tam Little, captures a community’s response to the violence in their neighborhoods and their resolve to reduce violence in their city by facing the underlying issues of violence head-on. Through the family’s stories, she hopes viewers will walk away taking a moment to remember the casualties of America’s epidemic of gun violence and see themselves moving and mobilizing their efforts to make children safe in cities and suburbs all across America.

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