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JBFC Staff’s Favorite Film Adaptations

by Paige Grand Pre, JBFC Marketing Associate In celebration of the JBFC’s newest film club Adapted: Page to Screen, we asked JBFC staffers to share their own favorite film adaptations! Check out the diverse list of staff picks below, then join us Sept. 11-Dec. 11, 2019 for Adapted: Page to Screen!   Brandon Shenkman, Senior [...]


Remembering Nathan (Nat) Hoyt

The JBFC is saddened to announce that our amazing friend and architect, Nathan ‘Nat’ Hoyt, passed away on August 25th. Literally everyone who has ever watched a film at the JBFC has come into contact with Nat’s extreme good taste, gentility, and love for movies and community, as he is responsible for the look and [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Releases Exciting Autumn Schedule

Pleasantville, NY – August 20, 2019 — Get ready for fall flicks and new picks at the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country. JBFC announced today a variety of diverse and compelling film series launching and returning this fall. [...]


New Partnership Makes a Perfect Landing in Pleasantville: United Airlines Announced as the Official Airline of the Jacob Burns Film Center

Pleasantville, NY – August 19, 2019 — The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit film and education center along with United Airlines—a global airline with a shared purpose of Connecting People. Uniting the World — announces the airline will be the exclusive and sole sponsor of the JBFC’s preview screening and new release events [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol 18: Caramoor at the Burns - Movies Musicians Love

by Kathy Schuman, VP, Artistic Programming & Executive Producer at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts JBFC Mixtapes is an initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Vol. 18 of the JBFC Mixtapes comes to us from Kathy Schuman, VP Artistic Programming & Executive Producer at [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 17: Contemporary Arab Cinema 2019

by Lina Matta, Contemporary Arab Cinema series curator JBFC Mixtapes is an initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Vol. 17 comes to us from Lina Matta, in celebration of this year’s Contemporary Arab Cinema series at the JBFC! A Lebanese-American based in Dubai, Lina Matta [...]


JBFC Announces Senior Afternoon Cinema Programming for Fall 2019

August 6, 2019 – Pleasantville NY – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) has announced the programming for their ongoing Senior Afternoon Cinema series for fall 2019. Films are shown once a month on a Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Senior Afternoon Cinema is sponsored by The Knolls—A Bethel Community. The upcoming films and their screening [...]


JBFC & Caramoor Join Forces to Present Unique Film Series

Pleasantville, NY – August 1, 2019 – Get ready for The Sound of Movies! The Jacob Burns Film Center, a nonprofit and cultural arts center, and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts (Katonah, NY), a performing arts center, have partnered to create a unique series showcasing movies that musicians love. From September 10 – [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center to Receive $7,000 Seed Grant from the National Guild for Community Arts Education

Pleasantville, NY – July 16, 2019 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit film and media education center, has been awarded a $7,000 Catalyzing Creative Aging Program seed grant from the National Guild for Community Arts Education. The JBFC was selected to be one of 10 nonprofit organizations across the country to receive [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Travels Back to 1969: A Year That Changed Hollywood

July 12, 2019 — Pleasantville, NY — Woodstock. The Miracle Mets. The Moon Landing. 1969 was a year of historic firsts. That’s why the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country, is celebrating the July 26 opening of Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited [...]


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