Black Journalists Group, Movie Theater to Present “Black Panther”

The Rochester Association of Black Journalists in partnership with the Little Theatre will present a special screening of the film “Black Panther” at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27 at the Little, 240 East Avenue.

The movie is the April selection in the monthly Black Cinema Series, a RABJ-Little collaboration. Attendees are encouraged to wear African attire. Those in African dress will be eligible for a raffle of two tickets to the Little Theatre, a gift certificate for Mood Makers book store in Village Gate and a gift card to a minority-owned restaurant. There will also be a general raffle for everyone for a Wakanda gift item. A panel discussion of afrofuturism and other topics will follow the conclusion of the film.

Afrofuturism is defined as a movement in literature, music, art and film that features futuristic or science fiction themes which incorporate elements of black history. Panel moderator will be Tara Eagan, president of the University of Rochester Black Student Union and a sophomore majoring in African- American Studies and Economics.

Panelists will be: Jeffrey Tucker, a University of Rochester professor of English and a self-described comic book nerd. Nita Brown, a native of Ghana and owner of MansaWear, a local boutique and custom made African clothing dress shop.

Theatre tickets are $9, general admission and $6 for senior citizens.For more information, check the Little’s web site is: www.thelittle.org.