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
Tuesday, February 11, Saturday, February 15
Duration: 126m
Rating: Not Rated
Oscar winning writer/director Alex Gibney’s revelatory CITIZEN K is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, February 11, Saturday, February 15
Duration: 126m
Rating: Not Rated
Oscar winning writer/director Alex Gibney’s revelatory CITIZEN K is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the...


Past films from this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jan 14, 2020, Jan 18, 2020
Duration: 98m
Rating: Not Rated
“The most powerful, loved, and hated film critic of her time.” – Roger Ebert on Pauline Kael (1919-2001). In a field that has historically embraced few women film critics, Kael was charismatic,...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jan 14, 2020, Jan 18, 2020
Duration: 98m
Rating: Not Rated
“The most powerful, loved, and hated film critic of her time.” – Roger Ebert on Pauline Kael (1919-2001). In a field that has historically embraced few women film critics, Kael was charismatic,...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Dec 10, 2019, Dec 14, 2019
Duration: 101m
Rating: R
From Emmy winning director Lauren Greenfield, The Kingmaker centers on the indomitable character and controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines whose...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Dec 10, 2019, Dec 14, 2019
Duration: 101m
Rating: R
From Emmy winning director Lauren Greenfield, The Kingmaker centers on the indomitable character and controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines whose...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Nov 12, 2019, Nov 16, 2019
Duration: 93m
Rating: Not Rated
Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Nov 12, 2019, Nov 16, 2019
Duration: 93m
Rating: Not Rated
Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Oct 22, 2019, Oct 26, 2019
Duration: 115m
Rating: Not Rated
Community partner: Jazz 90.1 Rochester Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator.  Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Oct 22, 2019, Oct 26, 2019
Duration: 115m
Rating: Not Rated
Community partner: Jazz 90.1 Rochester Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator.  Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Sep 10, 2019, Sep 14, 2019
Duration: 85m
Rating: Not Rated
One Child Nation is a stunning, nuanced indictment of the mindset that prioritizes national agenda over human life, and serves as a first-of-its-kind oral history of this collective tragedy - bearing...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Sep 10, 2019, Sep 14, 2019
Duration: 85m
Rating: Not Rated
One Child Nation is a stunning, nuanced indictment of the mindset that prioritizes national agenda over human life, and serves as a first-of-its-kind oral history of this collective tragedy - bearing...