12/1/20 UPDATE: Given the state’s orders around community-based COVID 19 infection rates, we will remain closed. We continue to monitor the situation and will share information about our reopening date when we know more.

Please Help to Preserve our Vibrant Programs with a Tax-Deductible Gift

All gifts received by Dec. 31 will be matched by the JBFC Board of Directors, up to $150,000!

Virtual Screening Room

A curated selection of interesting and exciting new and repertory films that you can watch at home

JBFC Partners with Sundance Film Festival

JBFC is the Festival’s sole New York-area Satellite Screen

Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something Q&A

Dec. 9: Virtual Q&A with Tom Chapin and Jen Chapin, moderated by Stephen Apkon

Episode 6: Dec. 8 at 7:00 pm

Join the JBFC Programming team as they chat about what they’ve had their eyes on recently

World of Wong Kar Wai

Dec. 11-31: Seven new restorations from Wong Kar Wai, one of cinema’s greatest living filmmakers

The JBFC on YouTube

Catch up on recent virtual events, past JBFC Live Q&As, and more

Black Lives Matter

The JBFC mourns the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless other Black Americans suffering injustice every day across our nation...

Free Virtual Field Trip Opportunities for Schools

Classroom to Screening Room program adapts to a virtual experience and is available at no charge for schools both locally and nationally

Give the Gift of Film

Buy a gift for the film fan in your life and support the JBFC at the same time

The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit cultural arts center dedicated to: presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting 21st century literacy; and making film a vibrant part of the community!

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