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Creative Culture Artists-in-Residence: Mariam Al-Dhabhani and Mohammed Al-Jaberi

As a part of our ongoing interviews with Creative Culture Artists-in-Residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center, we recently caught up with Artists-in-Residence Mariam Al-Dhabhani and Mohammed Al-Jaberi to talk about their current work.  “Director Mariam Al-Dhabhani and producer Mohammed Al-Jaberi are talented, creative and compassionate emerging non-fiction filmmakers from Yemen, in production on an intimate, [...]


Taking Stock of TIFF

by JBFC Marketing Manager Paige Grand Pré Eight days. 22 films—four docs and 18 narratives—across four venues. 148,987 steps (at least according to my fitbit). Two boxes of blister bandaids. One unforgettable experience! This September, I was fortunate enough to accompany the programming team to TIFF, The Toronto International Film Festival, which marked the first [...]


An Interview with Documentary Filmmaker David Hoffman

By Vincent Abbatecola, guest writer  “How many events that we have in our lives as Americans these days are just plain wonderful? That’s this one…It’s just an incredible interaction, an explosion of entertainment and people.” —David Hoffman With Thanksgiving around the corner, the Jacob Burns Film Center has a special event planned for the community, commemorate [...]


JBFC Announces Ryan Harrington as Director of Film Programming, Curator-in-Chief

Celebrated Film Industry Executive Has Won Four Emmy Awards, Prestigious Peabody Award Voting Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Veteran Film Industry Executive/Producer, Known For Connecting Films with Audiences, to Lead Programming Team The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that celebrated film industry executive, four-time Emmy Award winner, and [...]


An Interview with Michael Roemer, director of The Plot Against Harry

By Vincent Abbatecola, guest writer    I was recently given the opportunity to interview writer-director Michael Roemer, whose 1969 film, The Plot Against Harry will be screened in new 4K restoration at the Jacob Burns Film Center for the 2022 Jewish Film Festival.  In the interview, Roemer talks about what influenced him to become a filmmaker [...]


Fall in Love with this Season’s Fantastic Films and Events at the JBFC

The JBFC’s compelling fall schedule offers scintillating special events and the return of fan-favorite series, including Q&As with casting director/filmmaker Jennifer Venditti, Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) alumni, activists, and local filmmakers; a 100th anniversary screening of Nosferatu with live piano accompaniment; a haunting Halloween triple feature; the return of our beloved Jewish Film Festival; [...]


Sheep Visited the JBFC

In conjunction with our JBFC Kids screening of Shaun the Sheep Movie, four sheep from Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture came to the JBFC Media Arts Lab parking lot on Saturday, August 13. Thank you to everyone who attended the sold-out screening of Shaun the Sheep Movie. It was a memorable day at [...]


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 [...]


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