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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 [...]


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 [...]


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