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...


Past films from this Series


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...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jan 12, 2016
Duration: 76
Rating: Not Rated
IN TRANSIT journeys into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America. Captured in the tradition of Direct Cinema, the...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Dec 8, 2015
Duration: 88 min
Rating: PG-13
Documentary producer Abigail Disney's directorial debut follows the journey of Reverend Rob Schenck, an evangelical minister who finds the courage to preach about the toll of gun violence in America...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Nov 17, 2015
Duration: 90m
Rating: Not Rated
Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Oct 20, 2015
Duration: 116 mins
Rating: Not Rated
Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored— cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Sep 21, 2015
Duration: 102mins
Rating: Not Rated
Unbeknownst to the public, Marlon Brando - a great star who remained deliberately mysterious to the press and the world at large for his entire professional life - created a vast archive of personal...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 11, 2015
Duration: 86
Rating: Not Rated
FAMOUS NATHAN is the insider documentary by Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of Nathan Handwerker, who founded the legendary Brooklyn eatery and iconic New York institution, Nathan's Famous, in Coney...