One Take Documentary Series

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One Take Documentary Series

One Take: Stories through the Lens is a monthly Tuesday night documentary series held at the Little, hosted by Linda Moroney. The series presents a unique mix of documentaries—ranging from film festival favorites to unheralded gems—followed by talkback discussions.

The films are held at 7pm one Tuesday a month, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $8

About the series programmer, Linda Moroney:

Linda Moroney has been active in the independent film community for over 15 years. Films she's produced have shown theatrically, been broadcast nationally, and screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. She is the Greentopia | FILM Director, the Founder of the Rochester Documentary Group, and programmer for "One Take: Stories Through the Lens," a monthly documentary series at the historic Little Theatre. Currently, she is producing and directing the feature-length documentary, THE STORYBOOK PROJECT (working title), with Crystal Pix. She was the Managing Director/Programmer for the 360 | 365 Film Festival (2010 and 2011 editions). In 2007, Linda was the curator for Animated Jazz Shorts from The Hubley Studio, which was a co-presentation by the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester/High Falls Film Festival, and George Eastman House. Linda cut her filmmaking teeth working with Academy Award winner, Faith Hubley, on six of her animated films. In addition, Linda was the Associate Producer on the independent feature-length documentary, RAM DASS FIERCE GRACE named by Newsweek magazine as one of the five best non-fiction films of 2002, and broadcast nationally on PBS (Independent Lens) in 2004. She has produced several other short films including Emily Hubley's award-winning SET SET SPIKE (2001), which was an official selection in the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. She is the Co-Founder of the Rochester Teen Film Festival and the Rochester Teen Film Camp.

This program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Upcoming films for this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, June 13, Saturday, June 17
Duration: 99m
Rating: Not Rated
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a thought-provoking, uplifting,  powerful  and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, June 13, Saturday, June 17
Duration: 99m
Rating: Not Rated
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a thought-provoking, uplifting,  powerful  and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose...


Past films from this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 11, 2017, Apr 15, 2017
Duration: 87m
Rating: Not Rated
Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, the film immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice.  At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 11, 2017, Apr 15, 2017
Duration: 87m
Rating: Not Rated
Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, the film immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice.  At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 14, 2017, Mar 18, 2017
Duration: 100m
Rating: Not Rated
Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 14, 2017, Mar 18, 2017
Duration: 100m
Rating: Not Rated
Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Feb 7, 2017
Duration: 84m
Rating: Not Rated
THEY CALL US MONSTERS takes viewers inside the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jan 10, 2017, Jan 14, 2017
Duration: 86m
Rating: Not Rated
This One Take film is presented by The Little and community partner ImageOut. Over the last four decades, same-sex marriage has gone from a ‘preposterous notion’ to one of the most successful civil...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jan 10, 2017, Jan 14, 2017
Duration: 86m
Rating: Not Rated
This One Take film is presented by The Little and community partner ImageOut. Over the last four decades, same-sex marriage has gone from a ‘preposterous notion’ to one of the most successful civil...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Dec 13, 2016
Duration: 95m
Rating: Not Rated
One Take Bonus: Director Lonny Price will join us after the Dec. 13 screening via Skype.  One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG opened to enormous...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Nov 15, 2016
Duration: 72m
Rating: Not Rated
Join us after the film for a Skype conversation with director Craig Atkinson. An urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Starting on the...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Oct 4, 2016
Duration: 102m
Rating: Not Rated
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a...