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Sean Weiner's Quarantine Watchlist

by Sean Weiner, Director of Creative Culture We’re thrilled to share another contribution to our fantastic lineup of staff watchlists, this time from Creative Culture Director Sean Weiner, who notes that this list “is certainly one for a time of quarantine but, I guess, less as it concerns the theme of the films and more [...]


The Jacob Burns Film Center is the Recipient of a 2020 Grant from The Academy

Los Angeles, CA – The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the 96 recipients of its 2020 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants, including recipients of the emergency grant funds announced last month is response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the grants, which total a combined 2.5 million in funds, [...]


Brit Fryer, Creative Culture Alumnus, Elected to JBFC Board of Directors

Pleasantville, NY – April 22, 2020 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that Brooklyn-based filmmaker Brit Fryer, an alumnus of the JBFC’s Creative Culture Fellowship Program, was elected to serve as the Jonathan Demme Changemaker board member. The Jonathan Demme Changemaker board seat was created to honor Demme’s commitment to the JBFC, [...]


The Criterion Channel's Art House America Series: JBFC Episode

We’re beyond thrilled to share the latest episode of The Criterion Channel’s Art House America series, which features all of the work we do here at the JBFC! We’d like to offer huge thanks to Criterion for featuring us, and endless gratitude to our patrons, members, and donors, who make all of our work possible. [...]


Shop with Amazon, Support the JBFC!

Did you know that you can support the Jacob Burns Film Center with your Amazon purchases—at no cost to you? Follow the instructions below to support the JBFC with every Amazon purchase you make! Visit smile.amazon.com Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials Search for “Jacob Burns Film Center” when the site prompts you to select which [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Connects with Community

Jacob Burns Film Center Connects with Community through Virtual Screenings, Curated Film Lists, and Exclusive Digital Content  Film Center Working to Produce Content, Activities, and Opportunities for Engagement with Movie Lovers, Teachers, and Parents Alike   Pleasantville, NY – April 1, 2020 — The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center, will [...]


Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode 10: The Stay at Home Film Club

The Jacob Burns FilmCast brings the best of the big screen to your podcast stream! Join co-hosts (and fervent film fans) Mike Towndrow and Paige Grand Pré for conversations covering everything from new releases and awards buzz to cult classics and film history. Episode Ten: The Stay at Home Film Club Join FilmCast Co-hosts Mike Towndrow and [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 21: Social Distancing Sing-Along

by JBFC Digital 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. 21 comes to us from JBFC Digital Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré, who compiled a list of the all-time best cinematic sing-alongs. She writes: “I know [...]


Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode 9: What is Democracy?

The Jacob Burns FilmCast brings the best of the big screen to your podcast stream! Join co-hosts (and fervent film fans) Mike Towndrow and Paige Grand Pré for conversations covering everything from new releases and awards buzz to cult classics and film history. Episode Nine: What is Democracy? Throughout the year, JBFC documentary series Global Watch: Crisis & [...]


Adaptation in the Time of Social Distancing: 15 Great Film and TV Adaptations to Read & Watch

By Marketing Associate/Adapted: Page to Screen Curator Sarah Soliman As we gear up for spending an increased amount of time at home, movies, books, and television are high on the list of ways to pass the time. At the Burns we’re especially fond of films that begin life as books, as anybody who’s joined us [...]


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