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The Black Cinema Series, Rochester Association of Black Journalists and the Little Theatre Presents Inspiring film, ORIGIN

The Black Cinema Series, a partnership between the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) and the Little Theatre, will present ORIGIN on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 p.m.

The film is written and directed by Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay and stars Academy Award nominee Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor.

In the film ORIGIN, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson (portrayed by Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor) investigates a global phenomenon of epic proportions. Isabel experiences unfathomable personal loss and love as she crosses continents and cultures to craft one of the defining books of our time. Inspired by the New York Times best-seller "Caste," ORIGIN explores the mystery of history, the wonders of romance and a fight for the future of us all.

Following the film, there will be a post-screening discussion. The panelists will be: Erin Thompson, Executive Director of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

Monica Gebell, Executive Director of the Levine Center to End Hate and the Director,   Community Relations for Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.

Tickets available online in advance or at the box office day of the screening.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; film begins at 7 p.m. The screening will be shown at the  Little Theatre (Little Theatre 1), 240 East Ave., East End District, Rochester, New York. 

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