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, December 13, Saturday, December 17
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...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, December 13, Saturday, December 17
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...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, January 10, Saturday, January 14
Duration: 86m
Rating: Not Rated
Over the last four decades, same-sex marriage has gone from a ‘preposterous notion’ to one of the most successful civil rights campaigns in the world...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, January 10, Saturday, January 14
Duration: 86m
Rating: Not Rated
Over the last four decades, same-sex marriage has gone from a ‘preposterous notion’ to one of the most successful civil rights campaigns in the world...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, February 7, Saturday, February 11
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...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, February 7, Saturday, February 11
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...


Past films from this Series


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...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Sep 13, 2016, Sep 17, 2016
Duration: 89m
Rating: PG
This is a One Take: Stories Through The Lens , along with a WXXI and Golisano Foundation Move To Include presentation. For more on Move To Include, click here.  From Academy Award® winning director...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Sep 13, 2016, Sep 17, 2016
Duration: 89m
Rating: PG
This is a One Take: Stories Through The Lens , along with a WXXI and Golisano Foundation Move To Include presentation. For more on Move To Include, click here.  From Academy Award® winning director...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 9, 2016, Aug 13, 2016
Duration: 79m
Rating: Not Rated
Before the Tuesday, August 9 One Take Doc event, fill up on goods from The Meatball Truck Co. They'll be outside The Little from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  NUTS!  is a feature length documentary [directed...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 9, 2016, Aug 13, 2016
Duration: 79m
Rating: Not Rated
Before the Tuesday, August 9 One Take Doc event, fill up on goods from The Meatball Truck Co. They'll be outside The Little from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  NUTS!  is a feature length documentary [directed...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jul 12, 2016
Duration: 96m
Rating: Not Rated
Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jun 14, 2016
Duration: 125m
Rating: Not Rated
In How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 21, 2016
Duration: 90m
Rating: Not Rated
From 2011 to 2013, hundreds of regulations were passed restricting access to abortion in America. Reproductive rights advocates refer to these as "TRAP" laws, or Targeted Regulation of Abortion...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 17, 2016
Duration: 90m
Rating: Not Rated
From 2011 to 2013, hundreds of regulations were passed restricting access to abortion in America. Reproductive rights advocates refer to these as "TRAP" laws, or Targeted Regulation of Abortion...