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A Letter from JBFC Executive Director Mary Jo Ziesel to our Community

  Dear Members of the JBFC Community, As I approach my one-year anniversary as Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, I remain incredibly excited for the JBFC’s future. My dedication to non-profit work began with a keen interest in building community and uplifting women and girls through the power of the arts. I [...]


Creative Culture Artist-in-Residence: Elwira Niewiera

As a part of our ongoing interviews with Creative Culture Artists-in-Residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center, we recently caught up with Artist-in-Residence Elwira Niewiera to talk about her current work. Thank you to Elwira and co-director/cinematographer Piotr Rosolowski for taking part in a Q&A on June 13, following the screening of The Prince and the [...]


A Pride Month Message from JBFC Programmer Adrienne Frank

by Adrienne Frank, Series Curator—Pride Over Prejudice: Queer Life Across Generations   Happy Pride Month! I’m writing to invite you to join us this month at the Jacob Burns Film Center for a film series I’m very excited about called Pride Over Prejudice: Queer Life Across Generations. I curated this series with the goal of [...]


A Life Through the Lens of the JBFC: Aaron Mace

by Aaron Mace, 4th Grade Teacher – Claremont School & Former JBFC Staff Member It’s so good to be back at the Burns. Walking into the lobby the other day brought back a flood of memories. I first walked into the theater 18 years ago to see Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me. I was scouting [...]


Moviegoers Can Now Enjoy a Movie with Beer and Wine

The Burns to Offer Beer and Wine in Addition to its Carefully Curated Film Selection The Jacob Burns Film Center just launched new beverage offerings for moviegoers, available at the theater’s concession stand, in partnership with local businesses. The JBFC Theater is adding beer and wine to the concession stand menu through a partnership with [...]


Have you heard about RRR (Rise Roar Revolt)?

When my fellow film programmers and I are looking through titles to bring to the JBFC’s screens, some of the most rewarding moments come when we stumble on something where the second it ends, we run out and tell the rest of the team that it’s a film we have to play. Even rarer are [...]


Experience the Arts this Summer with the Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass

Westchester County residents and visitors will have a new opportunity to engage with the arts community during the 2022 summer season. We are thrilled to join three premier arts organizations—Historic Hudson Valley, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival—to announce an exciting new initiative: the Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass. [...]


JBFC to Host Special Preview Screening of We Feed People, with Q&A and Reception

Attendees can connect with community partner organizations following the film   Pleasantville, NY — The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) will show a special preview screening of We Feed People later this month, ahead of the film’s premiere on May 27. The film screens at the JBFC, located at 364 Manville Rd. in Pleasantville, on [...]


Beer and Wine Coming Soon to the JBFC

The Jacob Burns Film Center is excited to announce that beer and wine will be available soon at the theater’s concession stand. Moviegoers will be able to choose from an assortment of alcoholic refreshments to pair with the JBFC’s prominent selection of curated films. “With the recent change in the NY State law, we are [...]


Creative Culture Artist-in-Residence: Chantel Clark

As a part of our ongoing interviews with Creative Culture Artists-in-Residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center, we recently caught up with Artist-in-Residence Chantel Clark to talk about her current work.  Thank you to Chantel for taking part in a Q&A on May 26, following the screening of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. How [...]


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