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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 [...]


Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode 8: The Best of 2020 (Part 1)

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 Eight: The Best of 2020 (Part 1) We’re barely three months into 2020, [...]


Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode Seven: The Biggest Little Farm

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 Seven: The Biggest Little Farm We take another dive into the JBFC archives for [...]


Cinemania Student Critic Review: Supa Modo

by David Sapp, Cinemania Student Critic The 2018 film Supa Modo, directed by Likarion Wainaina, tells the tale of Jo, a young Kenyan girl with a terminal illness and a desire to be a superhero along with her village’s  efforts to make a film portraying her, as the superhero she idolizes. It is somber, yet playful [...]


Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode Six: Apollo 11

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 Six: Apollo 11 Episode Six of the Jacob Burns FilmCast takes the first [...]


Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode Five: Viva Varda!

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 Four: Viva Varda! Inspired by the Jacob Burns Film Center’s Varda retrospective series, [...]


Cinemania Student Critic Review: Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

by David Sapp, Cinemania Student Critic All of the 2019 Oscar Nominated Animated shorts are brilliant, using unique techniques to make each one special. Memorable, the French short directed by Bruno Collet uses surreal imagery to portray a man slowly losing touch with reality and forgetting everything.  Also, it applies styles of famous paintings such [...]


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