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Jacob Burns Film Center to Receive Funding from the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

Pleasantville, NY— December 18, 2018 — Today, Governor Cuomo announced that $87.1 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative to the Mid-Hudson region. Included in this announcement is the awarding of $506,500 to the Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY), a nonprofit five-screen cinema and education [...]


JBFC Elects Three New Members to the Board of Directors

Pleasantville, NY (December 17, 2018) – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit five-screen cinema and education center and one of the most successful suburban art houses in the country, announced today that Dori Berinstein of Pound Ridge, NY, Stephanie Lynn of Ossining, NY and Michael Lombardi of Chappaqua, NY have been elected to [...]


JBFC Staff's Favorite Movies of 2018

By Sarah Soliman, Marketing Associate It’s the time of year when “Best Of” lists abound―an exercise that’s always tricky, especially in a discussion about film, because so many of the best films in any given year are crammed into the months of November and December. There never seems to be enough time to see everything [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 12: Belt it Out on Broadway by Christine Pedi

JBFC Mixtapes is a new initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Vol. 12 comes from Christine Pedi, a Sirius XM radio personality and host of the ON BROADWAY channel, as well as a musical theater actress and cabaret performer best known for her comic impressions. [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Announces Senior Afternoon Cinema Films for Winter

Pleasantville, NY – November 28, 2018 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) has announced the programming for their ongoing Senior Afternoon Cinema series for winter 2019, including The Visitor on Jan. 8, The Young Victoria on Feb. 5, and Monsieur Ibrahim on Mar. 5. Films are shown year-round, once a month on a Tuesday [...]


Stay Warm at the Jacob Burns Film Center This Holiday Season with Films for All to Enjoy!

Pleasantville, NY – 11.2.18 – Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the Jacob Burns Film Center is so delightful! This winter, stay warm and head to the Burns to watch a flick with your friends, family, and loved ones while enjoying some hot, fresh popcorn. Today, the JBFC announced a variety of compelling series and [...]


Inquiry: Science on Film Series Launches October 2018

New JBFC original series Inquiry: Science on Film kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:00 with a screening of stellar new documentary Science Fair, but the experiment doesn’t end there! Following the screening, high school science teacher and documentary subject Dr. Serena McCalla joins us for a Q&A. Audience members will relish the opportunity to [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 11: Dance on Film

JBFC Mixtapes is a new initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Vol. 11 comes from Peter Pucci, choreographer and curator of Dancers Dancing, a program of dance shorts from our Dance on Film series. He writes: “This playlist represents an eclectic mix of my musical [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 10: Contemporary Arab Cinema

JBFC Mixtapes is an initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Our tenth installment comes from Lina Matta, curator of our annual Contemporary Arab Cinema series, who put together a playlist that’s every bit as diverse and engaging as the series itself. Lina Matta is a Lebanese-American [...]


Westchester Community Foundation and the League of Women Voters of Westchester Co-sponsor Time for Ilhan at the Jacob Burns Film Center

Pleasantville, NY – 08-XX-18 – Erin Vilardi, founder and CEO of VoteRunLead, and Laura Rossi, executive director of Westchester Community Foundation, will lead a discussion following a screening of the documentary Time for Ilhan, on September 27. During a politically charged time, this film about Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American Muslim woman running for elected office [...]


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