One Take Documentary Series

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, September 13, Saturday, September 17
Duration: 89m
Rating: PG
From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, September 13, Saturday, September 17
Duration: 89m
Rating: PG
From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to...


Past films from this Series


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...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 9, 2016, Apr 12, 2016
Duration: 110m
Rating: Not Rated
Please note there is a special debut time for this One Take Doc: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 with a post-screening Skype Q&A with Director Jerry Rothwell. There will be an encore presentation...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 9, 2016, Apr 12, 2016
Duration: 110m
Rating: Not Rated
Please note there is a special debut time for this One Take Doc: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 with a post-screening Skype Q&A with Director Jerry Rothwell. There will be an encore presentation...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 8, 2016
Duration: 75
Rating: Not Rated
"Cantering on Anderson’s beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, who died in 2011, HEART OF A DOG is a personal essay that weaves together childhood memories, video diaries, philosophical musings on data...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Feb 9, 2016
Duration: 80
Rating: Not Rated
Mavis! is the first feature documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. From the freedom songs of the ’60s and hits like I’ll...