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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 [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 16: Sounds of Summer 2019

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. Vol. 16 of the JBFC Mixtapes comes to us from JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré, who put together an eclectic mix that features (at least!) one song [...]


Cool Off This Summer at the Jacob Burns Film Center with an Exciting Slate of Films, Performances, Conversations, and Film-Inspired Tastings

Pleasantville, NY — There is much to celebrate and discover this summer at the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country. The JBFC announced today a variety of unique and compelling film series launching and returning this coming season, featuring [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 15: John Singleton Soundtracks

By JBFC Customer Service Manager Tara Bongiorno JBFC Mixtapes is an initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Following the passing of groundbreaking filmmaker John Singleton this April at the young age of 51, JBFC Customer Service Manager Tara Bongiorno compiled a mix of her favorite [...]


JBFC to Receive $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts

Pleasantville, NY – May 15, 2019 — The Jacob Burns Film Center, a nonprofit cultural arts center, has been awarded a $20,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of the JBFC’s Creative Culture program, which provides 10-month-long fellowship experiences for emerging filmmakers looking to produce two short film [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 14: Jazz Sessions/Blue Note Favorites

by Jazz Musician Chuck Redd On June 6, annual JBFC series Jazz Sessions celebrates the 80th anniversary of Blue Note Records with a screening of It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story, an intimate and rich telling of a friendship and a pivotal label in jazz history. JBFC Mixtapes is an initiative from the Burns to [...]


The Jacob Burns Film Center to Receive a $10,000 Grant from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Pleasantville, NY – May 2, 2019 — Today, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2019 FilmWatch and FilmCraft grant recipients, which included the Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY), a nonprofit five-screen cinema and education center and one of the most successful suburban art houses in the country. The $10,000 FilmCraft [...]


Swing Into Summer with Jazz-Inspired Films and Performances at the Jacob Burns Film Center

Pleasantville, NY – May 1, 2019 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country, announces the return of their annual series Jazz Sessions: Beyond the Notes, now in its 11th year.  From May 29–June 19, the JBFC will screen an [...]


Filmmaker and Emmy Award-Winning Cinematographer Christi Cooper Selected as First Focus on Nature Resident

Pleasantville, NY – April 18, 2019 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful suburban art houses in the country, is proud to announce—in anticipation of the 2019 Focus on Nature series—their inaugural Focus on Nature Artist-in-Residence, Christi Cooper, curated in partnership with EarthXFilm. Kicking [...]


That’s Showbiz! Wells Fargo Private Bank Sponsors Life on the Stage Series: Conversation and Film

Pleasantville, NY – March 20, 2019 — The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center, today announced Wells Fargo Private Bank – one of the nation’s leading providers of wealth management services – will sponsor JBFC’s 2019 Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film, an annual series presented in partnership with The [...]


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