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Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film Returns with Ron Howard Virtual Q&A on Frost/Nixon Film Adaptation

Pleasantville, NY – October 6, 2020 – Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film, presented by Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) in partnership with The Actors Fund, returns with filmmaker and JBFC Board Member Ron Howard on Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm ET in a live virtual conversation about his film Frost/Nixon (2008), moderated by [...]


The "2020 Sorry About the Halloween Marathon" Watchlist

by Andrew Jupin, JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew writes: “In another pandemic-related loss, I won’t be able to curate and host the annual overnight horror marathon at the Burns. It would’ve been our seventh year doing what many* will say is the most fun they have at the JBFC all year. In a year when real-life [...]


JBFC Founding Director of Film Programming Brian Ackerman on News 12

The JBFC’s Founding Director of Film Programming Brian Ackerman talked to News 12 on Sept. 10, 2020, to address New York’s continuing refusal to allow movie theaters to reopen in the state. Tune in to hear Brian’s comments in the clip below.      The JBFC is glad to reaffirm its position that reopening independent [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Announces Key Organization, Leadership Changes

Pleasantville, NY – September 9, 2020 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that Margo Amgott has been appointed Interim Executive Director and Sean Weiner was promoted to the newly created position of Director of Programs, Media Arts Lab. [View Full Press Release PDF]     Want to stay up to date on [...]


Celebrating the JBFC's 19th Birthday with Member Memories

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré To celebrate the JBFC’s 19th birthday in June, we asked those who know us best—our loyal members—to share their favorite memories and experiences. Thank you to everyone who has made the past 19 years at the JBFC so special, and here’s to many more!   “Happy 19th Birthday [...]


How to Fundraise for the JBFC on Facebook & Instagram

We’re thrilled to share the news that you can now support the JBFC by setting up fundraisers on Facebook and Instagram! Whether you’re interested in raising money for a birthday fundraiser or supporting us “just because,” we’ve put together a step-by-step guide of how you can harness this valuable fundraising tool on both Facebook and [...]


19 Years of the Burns: JBFC Favorites Watchlist

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré In celebration of the JBFC’s 19th birthday on Sunday, June 21, we’ve put together a few curated watchlists that encapsulate the quintessential JBFC experience so you can party virtually with us from home. It’s hard to pick favorites, but we’ve highlighted a few of our institutional favorites from [...]


19 Years of the Burns: New Releases Watchlist

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré In celebration of the JBFC’s 19th birthday on Sunday, June 21, we’ve put together a few curated watchlists that encapsulate the quintessential JBFC experience so you can party virtually with us from home. Get started with this sampling of new release films we’ve screened, discussed, and enjoyed over [...]


19 Years of the Burns: Curated Series Watchlist

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré In celebration of the JBFC’s 19th birthday on Sunday, June 21, we’ve put together a few curated watchlists that encapsulate the quintessential JBFC experience so you can party virtually with us from home. Get started with this sampling of films we’ve screened, discussed, and enjoyed as part of [...]


19 Years of the Burns: Documentary Watchlist

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré In celebration of the JBFC’s 19th birthday on Sunday, June 21, we’ve put together a few curated watchlists that encapsulate the quintessential JBFC experience so you can party virtually with us from home. Get started with this sampling of documentaries we’ve screened, discussed, and enjoyed over the past [...]


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