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JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman on Jonathan Demme's Rarely Seen Cinema: Jenny Lumet Selects

For many of us, Jonathan Demme’s Rarely Seen Cinema represented a special, even magical, corner of the JBFC universe. For 12 years, Jonathan hosted this Sunday afternoon ride through his wide-ranging cinematic passions—his adoring celebration of art that had fallen out of favor or never quite found it in the first place. It was a [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 9: WFUV's Paul Cavalconte

JBFC Mixtapes is an initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Our ninth installment comes from WFUV DJ Paul Cavalconte, who put together a playlist of radio-show-worthy soundtrack hits to celebrate annual JBFC series Sounds of Summer. He writes: “As a film buff with musically eclectic radio [...]


Coming of Age Films

By Nicole Klein, Special Events Coordinator With the release of Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade, an achingly authentic film that perfectly captures what it feels like to be 13-years-old (the tears, the cringes!), here are some other coming-of-age tales that are well worth checking out:   MOONLIGHT (2016, dir. Barry Jenkins) Would this be a coming-of-age film [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Releases First-Ever Economic Closeup

Pleasantville, NY – July 10, 2018 — The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center, today released their first-ever Economic Closeup, a top 10 list of revealing key facts regarding how the Pleasantville and Westchester County economy is directly benefiting from hosting one of the most successful suburban art houses in the [...]


JBFC & The Westchester Bank

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré We all know the saying “it takes a village.” At the Jacob Burns Film Center—a community-supported nonprofit—that sentiment is acutely felt, as the JBFC benefits greatly from the support of countless nonprofits, businesses, cultural institutions, and civic groups in the Hudson Valley area. Recognizing the ways in which organizational [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 8: Dazed & Confused

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré  JBFC Mixtapes is an initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Our eighth installment comes from JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré, who put together a “Dazed & Confused” playlist to not only celebrate the inaugural “JBFC Brat Pack” event from [...]


Meet Creative Culture Fellow Jalena Keane-Lee

By Jalena Keane-Lee Throughout history, pretty much every powerful man has been propped up by womxn who supported him, counseled him, and in some cases did his job for him. Imagine if we supported each other the way we support our men. Just imagine. That’s what I believe is the key to our collective success, [...]


JBFC on ABC 7: "The Past is Prologue"

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré Just in time for the JBFC’s 17th anniversary on Thursday, June 21, ABC 7 NY aired a piece by Entertainment Reporter Sandy Kenyon that highlights all the exciting developments in Courses @ the Lab, Creative Culture, and film programming at the JBFC over the last few years. Stopping [...]


The Knolls is the New Sponsor of Arts in the Afternoon at the JBFC

Pleasantville, NY – May 16, 2018 – The Knolls, a continuing care retirement community located in Valhalla, is the 2018-19 sponsor of Arts in the Afternoon at the Jacob Burns Film Center. This ongoing program includes two popular series: World Stage on Screen and Senior Afternoon Cinema. World Stage on Screen brings the best of [...]


Northern Westchester Hospital and Phelps Hospital Sponsor Programs at the Jacob Burns Film Center

Pleasantville, NY – May 30, 2018 – Mount Kisco’s Northern Westchester Hospital and Sleepy Hollow’s Phelps Hospital, proud members of Northwell Health, have become sponsors of the Jacob Burns Film Center’s (JBFC) Creative Culture program and a new ongoing series, STEM on Screen. Creative Culture is a fellowship and residency program that fosters a diverse [...]


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