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, October 17, Saturday, October 21
Duration: 67m
Rating: Not Rated
A mosaic of asphalt adventures, landscape photography, and some of the craziest stuff you’ve ever seen, Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s THE ROAD MOVIE is a...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, October 17, Saturday, October 21
Duration: 67m
Rating: Not Rated
A mosaic of asphalt adventures, landscape photography, and some of the craziest stuff you’ve ever seen, Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s THE ROAD MOVIE is a...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, November 14, Saturday, November 18
Duration: 103m
Rating: Not Rated
Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Tuesday, November 14, Saturday, November 18
Duration: 103m
Rating: Not Rated
Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having...


Past films from this Series


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
Ends Thursday, October 5. 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,...


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...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 20, 2017
Duration: 95m
Rating: Not Rated
In the copious volumes written about Cesar Chavez and how he formed the first farm workers' union in America, there's little mention of Dolores Huerta, although she was his equal partner and co-...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 19, 2017
Duration: 90m
Rating: Not Rated
Jennifer Brea is a Harvard PhD student about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden. Months before her wedding, she becomes progressively more ill,...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 19, 2017
Duration: 120m
Rating: Not Rated
Short Films, Long Lunch Program: Celebrating the best short non-fiction films from WNY filmmakers Grab and go lunches from Orange Glory Catering will be available for purchase at the Little...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 18, 2017
Duration: 92m
Rating: Not Rated
On a snowy night in February 1972, legendary jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
May 18, 2017
Duration: 90m
Rating: Not Rated
Filmed with vérité intimacy for close to a decade, QUEST is a portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a (aka “Ma Quest”), open the door...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 11, 2017, Apr 15, 2017
Duration: 87m
Rating: Not Rated
Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, the film immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice.  At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 11, 2017, Apr 15, 2017
Duration: 87m
Rating: Not Rated
Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, the film immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice.  At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines...