Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 7:15pm

Little Theatre 5 (Jack Garner Theatre)

Doors: 6:45pm
Screening: 7:15pm

Saturday, November 18, 2023 | 3pm

Little Theatre 5 (Jack Garner Theatre)

Doors: 2:30pm
Screening: 3:00pm

Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.


In 2018, a shocking event made headlines around the world: a young American missionary, John Chau, was killed by arrows while attempting to contact one of the world’s most isolated Indigenous peoples on remote North Sentinel Island.

From Emmy-winning directors Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss (“Boys State”) comes National Geographic Documentary Films’ THE MISSION, which uncovers the gripping story beyond the headlines.

Through exclusive interviews and with unprecedented access to Chau’s secret plans, personal diaries, and video archives, THE MISSION examines the mythology of exploration that inspired him, the evangelical community that supported his quest, and reveals his own father’s heartbreak as Chau’s youthful thirst for adventure became a fatal obsession.

103 min.  |  Documentary  |  2023  |  USA |  English
Not Rated

Directed by Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss

About the series

Black Cinema Series
One Take Documentary Series

The Little’s One Take: Stories through the Lens is a monthly documentary film series, presenting a unique mix of documentaries—ranging from film festival favorites to unheralded gems—followed by panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As. Read more about One Take


Supported by

Support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts

The One Take Documentary Series at The Little is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.