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Movies and a Microphone, Episode 32: One Take Film Festival 2019 Preview

Sit back, chug some truth serum latte, and listen to this preview of the 2019 One Take Film Festival, Rochester's celebration of documentaries. Music via Guy Higgins.

The guests:
Linda Moroney, One Take Film Festival Director
Bri Merkel, Artistic Director for the Little Theatre and One Take Film Festival 
Scott Pukos, Movies and a Microphone host, fan of kittens


One Take Film Festival, Year Three: April 25-28, 2019

Download a PDF of the OTFF 'Quick Take' lineup

Nothing but the truth. That’s the theme for year three of the One Take Film Festival (OTFF). The celebration of documentary film takes place Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, April 28 at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue). The festival will also include screenings at the Dryden Theatre (900 East Avenue) and Eastman School of Music (26 Gibbs Street).

A Trip to the Moon + International Women's Day + Little News

By Scott Pukos
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This Friday (3/8), we're going to the moon. Seriously, we're loading our shuttle with Little Popcorn, and blasting off into the cosmos.

Our landing will be a historical one. The Little flag will proudly be planted on the unfamiliar lunar terrain. This is one small step for an art house movie theater, and one giant leap for documentary-kind.

The Little Enters Next Phase of Historic Renovations + An Academy Award Party

The Little’s theater 1 (240 East Ave.) will enter the next phase of its historic restoration project on Monday, Feb. 25. This stage of renovations includes lobby improvements, the installation of an elevator, the addition of two green rooms, a new kitchen, and more. Theater 1 will be closed for an estimated 6 to 8 months for the restoration. (MORE: WXXI News breaks down the next stage of changes at The Little)

A Little Award Show: Superlatives for 2018 films

By Scott Pukos
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Each year since I've been at The Little (I started in July 2015), I've compiled a list of my favorite Little movies of the year. The only requirement of the list is that the film must have debuted in the previous calendar year (2018 for this year's version), and must have screened at The Little at least once. These are not necessarily the most-award worthy pictures, just my favorites (though I certainly hope they win all the awards).


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