One Take Documentary Series


Thursday, January 11, 2024 | 7:15pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)

Doors: 6:45pm
Screening: 7:15pm
Includes post-screening discussion
Presented with open captions

Saturday, January 13, 2024 | 3pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)

Doors: 2:30pm
Screening: 3:00pm
Presented with open captions

Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.


A fearless documentary portrait of three athletes with intellectual disabilities navigating life beyond the international spotlight of the Special Olympics World Games.

All You Hear is Noise is a verite-style documentary that tells the story of three athletes with intellectual disabilities navigating everyday life beyond the spotlight of the Special Olympics. Trent Hampton, Melanie Holmes, and Chris Wines travel to the Middle East to compete on the global stage at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi–then return home to face different hurdles in employment, relationships, and living independently.

Ned Castle and Matt Day’s directorial debut feature was created in partnership with the film’s main subjects and a panel of respected disability advocacy stakeholders–including renowned disability rights advocates Judy Heumann, Loretta Claiborne, and Lawrence Carter-Long. The production pays homage to the slogan adopted by the disability rights movement, “Nothing About Us Without Us,” as the film subverts the paternalistic and saccharine tropes that typically dominate media portrayals of intellectual disability (ID). In doing so, the film challenges the dominant representation of the ID community and offers a fresh perspective on the ID experience.

Not Rated | 93 min.  |  Documentary  |  2023  |  USA |  English

Directed by Ned Castle, Matt Day

About the series

Black Cinema Series
One Take Documentary Series

The Little’s One Take: Stories through the Lens is a monthly documentary film series, presenting a unique mix of documentaries—ranging from film festival favorites to unheralded gems—followed by panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As. Read more about One Take


Community Partner

Dialogue on Disability
Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series is an annual initiative hosted by Al Sigl Community of Agencies and WXXI Public Media, designed to create a community that is more inclusive for people of all abilities. The week-long initiative presents special programs and events designed to encourage community discussion about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Since 2003 WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies have worked together to help break the ingrained stereotypes about individuals with disabilities. Dialogue on Disability runs January 22-28, 2024.
Move To Include

Move to Include is a national initiative that uses the power of public media to promote inclusion. It spotlights people of differing abilities and disability issues – including education, healthcare, housing, recreation, employment and local efforts to support inclusion – through television, radio, news, special events, and social media. The initiative works to inspire and motivate people to embrace different abilities and include all people in all aspects of community life.

Move to Include was launched in 2014 as a partnership between WXXI Public Media in Rochester, NY and the Golisano Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation devoted to supporting programs for people with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. 

Supported by

Support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts

The One Take Documentary Series at The Little is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.