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, September 12, Tuesday, September 12
Duration: 104m
Rating: Not Rated
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!  Filmed with extraordinary access over more than two years, MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS is a deeply intimate...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, September 12, Tuesday, September 12
Duration: 104m
Rating: Not Rated
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!  Filmed with extraordinary access over more than two years, MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS is a deeply intimate...


Past films from this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 12, 2017
Duration: 103m
Rating: Not Rated
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history. The film tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now,...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 8, 2017
Duration: 103m
Rating: Not Rated
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history. The film tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now,...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jul 18, 2017
Duration: 76m
Rating: Not Rated
Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jun 17, 2017
Duration: 99m
Rating: Not Rated
There will be a post-screening conversation between Derrick Lucas of Jazz 90.1 and writer/film critic/jazz enthusiast Jack Garner following the June 13 show! Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jun 13, 2017
Duration: 99m
Rating: Not Rated
There will be a post-screening conversation between Derrick Lucas of Jazz 90.1 and writer/film critic/jazz enthusiast Jack Garner following the June 13 show! Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 21, 2017
Duration: 170m
Rating: Not Rated
"The great American documentary... The best film of the 1990's" - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times First exhibited at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the audience award for best...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 21, 2017
Duration: 88m
Rating: Not Rated
From acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself), Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 20, 2017
Duration: 66m
Rating: Not Rated
Tultepec, Mexico is known for just one thing: fireworks. The city manufactures more than half of all fireworks made in Mexico, a good percentage of which will be set off at the small town’s annual...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 20, 2017
Duration: 82m
Rating: Not Rated
THE LAST DALAI LAMA? takes a fresh look at what is important for the 14th Dalai Lama at 80: The historic confrontation between Tibet and China; his influence in political, spiritual, and educational...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 20, 2017
Duration: 84m
Rating: Not Rated
In the remote Faroe Islands, inhabitants have hunted seabirds and pilot whales for millennia. An isolated culture based on food and folklore, the Faroese built their traditions around survival. "In...