2018 Silver Screen Circle Dinner

December 5, 2018

Silver Screen Circle members provide critical funding for our film, media education, scholarship, and outreach programs. In grateful appreciation for their generous support, members are invited to the annual Silver Screen Circle Dinner. Depending on their level of membership, members receive two to six complimentary tickets to the dinner. Previous guests of honor include Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges, and JBFC board member Steven Spielberg.

Click here to learn more about the many special benefits of membership in the Silver Screen Circle.

To join the Silver Screen Circle with a gift of $2,500 or more, please contact Judy Exton at jexton@burnsfilmcenter.org or 914.773.7663 ext. 414.


A Special Evening with Maggie Gyllenhaal

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal joined us for a special screening of The Kindergarten Teacher, the chilling story of Lisa, a kindergarten teacher trapped in the banality of Staten Island life, yearning to live a life of art and intellectualism. After overhearing a student recite an original poem in her classroom, Lisa believes him to be a prodigy and embarks down an increasingly desperate and disturbing path to nurture his talent.

Following the screening, JBFC Board President Janet Maslin sat down with Maggie for a Q&A, exploring her process, her thoughts on Lisa’s psyche, and so much more.

At the end of this most remarkable program, Silver Screen Circle members were invited to a private dinner in the Jane Peck Gallery. Check out photos from the night below!

A Special Evening with Maggie Gyllenhaal

photo credit: Lynda Shenkman

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