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 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday each month along with an encore at 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, unless otherwise noted. 

About the One Take Film Festival (OTFF)
Year 3 of OTFF happens in 2019! This Rochester, NY Film Festival has grown out the Little Theatre's highly successful monthly documentary series that began in 2012. It celebrates and promotes the art of non-fiction filmmaking and stimulates public understanding and appreciation of the documentary film.  Over the course of four days (April 25–28), we’ll celebrate the art of documentary filmmaking in its many forms.  We seek films that inspire, surprise, challenge, enlighten, and entertain us.

 

Upcoming films for this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Thursday, April 25
Duration: 90m
Rating: Not Rated
When the Taliban put a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Over the course of...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Thursday, April 25
Duration: 95m
Rating: R
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Friday, April 26
Duration: 85m
Rating: Not Rated
Dennis and Lois met in 1975 at legendary rock club CBGB, bonding over a shared passion for music. More than 40 years later, these aging super fans...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Friday, April 26
Duration: 91m
Rating: Not Rated
When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville rally in August 2017, he was already a...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Friday, April 26
Duration: 99m
Rating: Not Rated
The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Saturday, April 27
Duration: 95m
Rating: Not Rated
Join us For Docs and Donuts! (Donuts via Donuts Delite) We'll have a special at our concessions stand - coffee and a delicious Donut from Donuts...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Saturday, April 27
Duration: 119m
Rating: Not Rated
An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Sunday, April 28
Duration: 86m
Rating: Not Rated
Celebrated conceptual artist Jill Magid set her sights on an ambitious new project: an exhibition inspired by the visionary Mexican architect Luis...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Sunday, April 28
Duration: 86m
Rating: Not Rated
Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Navarro Scott Momaday, one of Native America’s most celebrated authors...


Past films from this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 12, 2019, Mar 16, 2019
Duration: 94m
Rating: Not Rated
Community partner: Susan B. Anthony Center at the University of Rochester Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the way women arrested for...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 12, 2019, Mar 16, 2019
Duration: 94m
Rating: Not Rated
Community partner: Susan B. Anthony Center at the University of Rochester Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the way women arrested for...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Feb 12, 2019, Feb 16, 2019
Duration: 87m
Rating: PG-13
BONUS: There will be a Skype discussion with comedy writer Steve Young after the Feb. 12 screening! When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Feb 12, 2019, Feb 16, 2019
Duration: 87m
Rating: PG-13
BONUS: There will be a Skype discussion with comedy writer Steve Young after the Feb. 12 screening! When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jan 8, 2019, Jan 12, 2019
Duration: 94m
Rating: Not Rated
With boundless creativity and an irrepressible bouncing energy, 306 HOLLYWOOD memorializes and honors the life of the filmmakers’ grandmother Annette Ontell. Housewife, fashion designer, and beloved...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jan 8, 2019, Jan 12, 2019
Duration: 94m
Rating: Not Rated
With boundless creativity and an irrepressible bouncing energy, 306 HOLLYWOOD memorializes and honors the life of the filmmakers’ grandmother Annette Ontell. Housewife, fashion designer, and beloved...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Dec 11, 2018, Dec 15, 2018
Duration: 98m
Rating: PG
Community Partner: Rochester Museum and Science Center DIRECT TICKET LINK HERE Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on whom our...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Dec 11, 2018, Dec 15, 2018
Duration: 98m
Rating: PG
Community Partner: Rochester Museum and Science Center DIRECT TICKET LINK HERE Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on whom our...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Nov 13, 2018, Nov 17, 2018
Duration: 76m
Rating: Not Rated
Community partner: Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Nov 13, 2018, Nov 17, 2018
Duration: 76m
Rating: Not Rated
Community partner: Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to...