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, August 13, Saturday, August 17
Duration: 76m
Rating: Not Rated
In her signature serious-yet-quirky connect-the-dots style, Peabody Award winning filmmaker Judith Helfand takes audiences from the deadly 1995...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, September 10, Saturday, September 14
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...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, September 10, Saturday, September 14
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...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, October 22, Saturday, October 26
Duration: 115m
Rating: Not Rated
Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator.  Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius....


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, October 22, Saturday, October 26
Duration: 115m
Rating: Not Rated
Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator.  Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius....


Past films from this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 27, 2019
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 Delite for $3! FAMILY REWRITTEN Directed by Yasmin...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 26, 2019
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 lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 26, 2019
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 notorious figure in Trump’s inner circle....


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 26, 2019
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 are still going strong, befriending their favorite...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 25, 2019
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 and entertaining documentary from acclaimed...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 25, 2019
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 their multi-year saga in search of safety, the...


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...