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Stop Asian Hate

All of us at the Jacob Burns Film Center are saddened and sickened by the murders of six women of Asian descent among those recently killed in Georgia. Equally devastating is the knowledge that xenophobia and racist hate crimes against Asian Americans are at an all-time high. According to the Center for the Study of Hate [...]


The JBFC Theater is Reopening on April 30

We are thrilled to open the Theater doors on Friday, April 30, and welcome our community back to the JBFC.  It has been a long and difficult year, but thanks to the strength and support of the JBFC community, we are ready and prepared to embrace this exciting moment. We completed multiple improvements to the [...]


Creative Culture Filmmakers in 2021 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Creative Culture Filmmakers in 2021 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival A few years ago when we launched our artist support program Creative Culture, we dreamed big that filmmakers who were part of our program would have their films screen in festivals worldwide. Well, our dream came true. Our fellows’ and residents’ work has screened at [...]


JBFC To Receive $20,000 Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts

Pleasantville, NY—February 4, 2021— The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) a nonprofit cultural arts center, was chosen to receive a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the Power of Film: Community Engagement & Dialogue in 2021. The grant will support a collection of [...]


It’s Easier to Watch from Home with our New Virtual Marquee

Updated: 2/12/21 When we launched our Virtual Screening Room in March, our partner film distributors’ ingenuity allowed us to offer curated films via their various streaming platforms with multiple accounts. We knew all along that we wanted to improve the JBFC streaming experience for our patrons. After researching options, we invested in a new virtual [...]


2021 Sundance Film Festival Partnership

An Update from Andrew Jupin, Senior Film Programmer, about our Sundance Film Festival Partnership Right up until the holidays, the JBFC was set to be one of several art houses nationwide that would be hosting selections from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on our screens. We had the dates set, a slate of films we [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Elects Three New Members To Board of Directors

Pleasantville, NY – December 10, 2020 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts institution, elects three new members to its Board of Directors; Melissa Haizlip, Rochelle Rosenberg, and Joseph Rosenblum will each serve three-year terms. “We are delighted to welcome Melissa, Rochelle, and Joe to our dedicated and thoughtful board as [...]


JBFC Partners for 2021 Sundance Film Festival As Sole New York-Area Satellite Screen

We’re excited to share that Jacob Burns Film Center is participating in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival as a partner and will be the Festival’s sole New York-area Satellite Screen. Details about Sundance’s proprietary online platform, how audiences can participate in the Festival through live online premieres, our fellow fantastic and wide-ranging network of Satellite [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Launches Free Virtual Field Trip Opportunities for 2020-21 School Year

November 12, 2020—Pleasantville, NY— Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announces the creation of a virtual curriculum for its popular education experience, Classroom to Screening Room. The innovative, interdisciplinary, school-based program is now available online both locally and nationally for the current school year. In order to bring film-based media literacy programs to the classroom without [...]


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 [...]


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