JBFC Launches Partnership with United Nations Development Programme-Led Equator Initiative

Welcomes Kynan Tegar as JBFC Artist-in-Residence Pleasantville, NY—March 21, 2023— The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announces the launch of a new partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-led Equator Initiative. The Equator Prize, organized by the Equator Initiative within the United Nations Development Programme, is awarded biennially to recognize outstanding community efforts to [...]

Spring Programming Runs Full Steam Ahead at the Jacob Burns Film Center

The 22nd Annual Jewish Film Festival, James Baldwin Abroad, Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Jen Sincero, Oscar-nominated new releases, and the return of fan favorite series such as World Stage on Screen and Senior Afternoon Cinema, are among major programs this spring at the Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville, NY – March 8, [...]

Renovations Are Under Way

Our theater refurbishment project to improve all three of our original auditoriums on the ground floor is under way. The overhaul includes installing new seats, increasing legroom, improving access and comfort, upgrading the flooring, and changing the seating layout in two theaters to ensure moviegoers an optimal viewing experience. We can’t wait for the final [...]

Artist-in-Residence: Lindsey Ryan

As a part of our ongoing interviews with Artists-in-Residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center, we recently caught up with Artist-in-Residence Lindsey Ryan to talk about her current work.   1. How did this residency come about, and how did you learn about the Burns? I have actually followed the center since I was a [...]

Accessibility at the Burns

If you’re interested in checking out a film at the Burns and have questions about accessibility, this blog post is for you! At the JBFC, we are fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. When it comes to physical access within our buildings, all five theaters at the JBFC [...]

JBFC Receives Grant From ArtsWestchester

JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER RECEIVES $40,000 FROM ARTSWESTCHESTER Funding supports a year of senior programs and initiatives The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that the organization has received a $40,000 grant from ArtsWestchester. A significant portion of this 2022-2023 Basic Support Program grant will go toward senior programs and initiatives including Senior Afternoon [...]

The Best of 2022: JBFC Staff's Favorite Films

by JBFC Marketing Manager Paige Grand Pré As awards season kicks into high gear, what better way to celebrate the cinematic medium than by highlighting all the films that moved us in 2022? We’ve compiled “Best of 2022” lists from staff members across the Jacob Burns Film Center. Featuring a wide range of titles that [...]

Jacob Burns Film Center to Receive $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $20,000. The grant will support Power of Film, a collection of curated film series—REMIX: The Black Experience in Film, Media, and Art; Community Matters: Now [...]

The Magic of 35mm Movies

by JBFC Marketing Associate Hannah Douglas Have you ever noticed the line “presented on 35mm” listed in the film description for some of our movies? As a millennial, I’ve become a bit too comfortable living in these days of digital Everything, Everywhere All at Once (shout out to a fantastic film I saw at the [...]

Creative Culture REMIX Artist-in-Residence: Haley Anderson

As a part of our ongoing interviews with Creative Culture Artists-in-Residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center, we recently caught up with REMIX Artist-in-Residence Haley Anderson to talk about her current work.  On December 4, Haley took part in a Q&A moderated by JBFC REMIX curator Saidah Russell, following the screening of Control. 1. How [...]

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