FILM SERIES

One Take

The Little’s One Take Documentary Film Series presents a unique mix of documentaries—ranging from film festival favorites to unheralded gems—followed by panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As. The series was launched in 2012.

UPCOMING

Confessions of a Good Samaritan – July 18

Confessions of a Good Samaritan – July 18

ONE TAKE DOC SERIES | Thursday, July 18 at 7pm | Director Penny Lane’s decision to become a “good Samaritan” by giving one of her kidneys to a stranger turns into a funny and moving personal quest to understand the nature of altruism, asking an ancient question in a whole new way: who is your neighbor, and what do you owe them?

Support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts

The One Take Documentary Film Series 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.

PAST

Joan Baez I Am a Noise – Oct 21 + 22

Joan Baez I Am a Noise – Oct 21 + 22

ONE TAKE DOC SERIES | Encore showings 12:20pm Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22 | Facing the end of a 60-year musical career, legendary singer and activist Joan Baez takes an honest look back and a deep look inward as she tries to make sense of her large history-making life and reveals, for the first time, personal struggles she’s kept private, until now.

Maestra – Mar. 7 + 9

Maestra – Mar. 7 + 9

ONE TAKE DOC SERIES | Thursday, March 7 at 7pm & Saturday, March 9 at 3pm | Five incredible women from around the world, who are boldly breaking glass ceilings in the male-dominated world of orchestral conducting, take center stage.

Anonymous Club – Apr 28 + 30, 2022

Anonymous Club – Apr 28 + 30, 2022

ONE TAKE DOC SERIES | Thursday, April 28 and Saturday, April 30 | The antithesis of a rock biography, ANONYMOUS CLUB paints a raw and intimate picture of enigmatic singer-songwriter, Courtney Barnett – an anti-influencer who is a powerful voice for our times, a recluse acclaimed by audiences the world over and a strong female artist in conflict with herself.

Ronnie’s – Feb 24 + 26, 2022

Ronnie’s – Feb 24 + 26, 2022

ONE TAKE DOC SERIES | Thursday, February 24 and Saturday, February 26 | Ronnie’s chronicles the life of saxophonist Ronnie Scott, a poor, Jewish kid growing up in 1940s East End, London who became owner of the eponymous night club. Musical greats spanning decades played at Ronnie’s including Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Nina Simone, Van Morrison, Chet Baker, and Jimi Hendrix.

Holy Heist – Mar 24 & 26,  2022

Holy Heist – Mar 24 & 26, 2022

ONE TAKE DOC SERIES | Thursday, March 24 at 7:30pm and Saturdaym March 26 at 3pm | In an exclusive tell-all, never-before-seen interviews reveal missing millions, international terrorism, an unsolved murder, and more questions than answers in the Brink’s bank heist that liberated $7.4 million from an armored car depot.