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Beautiful, Powerful, Mysterious Nature

By JBFC Marketing Volunteer Dotty Battel Waters rise, winds roar, fires burn and the earth shakes…. Mother Nature certainly has our attention! What better time for our annual series Focus on Nature (Oct 5-30) during which we explore her power, her beauty, her mystery, and how we humans impact planet Earth. Groundbreaking (no pun…) films [...]


Dame Judi: Queen of the Screen

By JBFC Marketing Volunteer Dotty Battel Dench, now 82….”remains the world’s most formidable pixie, and in Victoria & Abdul she’s in her element….” (Variety) It’s 1887 and the long-reigning Queen Victoria, old, fat, and, lonely has just about given up on life when Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) a young Indian Muslim clerk journeys to London [...]


Fall Media Arts Lab Courses for Adults

By JBFC Marketing Volunteer Dotty Battel Join the JBFC’s creative community, learn from supportive faculty, and take advantage of our state-of-the-art equipment and resources. Register now—space is limited. Course highlights include: FILM STYLE AND FORM: THE ART OF CINEMATOGRAPHY   8 Mondays: Sept. 25–Nov. 20 from 10:30 am–1:30 pm Cinematographers, otherwise known as Directors of Photography [...]


Contemporary Arab Cinema, a Week of Provocative Films and Engaging Conversations

By Lina Matta, curator of Contemporary Arab Cinema I never understood the tipping point that could start or end a war. I was 13 when civil war broke out in Lebanon and in the States when it “ended” 15 years later. How one day’s murderous hate could become tomorrow’s coexistence still mystifies me. Our Opening [...]


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

By Kate Meyer, Westchester Library System This September marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month—a time when public libraries nationwide highlight the value of a library card.  Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. Libraries work to remind parents and youth that [...]


Rediscovering Those Celluloid Greats

By JBFC Marketing Volunteer Dotty Battel As many of you know by now, we show remastered versions of classic films each month as part of our Retro Revival program.  This series satisfies two principles to which we are strongly committed: preserving great cinema and giving our audience the opportunity to see these movies on the big [...]


Cinemania: Afterschool Film Club

By Sophie Cowley Is there a rising film buff in your life? Do they spend countless hours watching movies? What if, instead of staying at home in front of the TV, they could enjoy excellent films in the company of other film aficionados? Enter Cinemania: the Jacob Burns’ after school film club tailored especially for adolescents. [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Spearheads Nationwide “Celebration of Jonathan Demme”

Jacob Burns Film Center Spearheads Nationwide “Celebration of Jonathan Demme” Art House Theaters Across the Country to Screen Demme’s Stop Making Sense on July 19 Pleasantville, NY – June 6, 2017 – Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that it is organizing a nationwide screening of Jonathan Demme’s 1984 seminal concert documentary, Stop Making [...]


A Guide to Sounds of Summer 2017

By Sophie Cowley With summer right around the corner, the Burns is gearing up for its annual Sounds Of Summer series! From June 29 to August 17, the Burns will be showing timeless classics like Stop Making Sense alongside exciting new music documentaries like Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World and I Am The Blues. The [...]


Classroom to Screening Room

At the end of May we welcomed students from Alexander Hamilton High School in Elmsford, AMD Middle School in Ossining, and White Plains High School in White Plains for a screening of I Am Not Your Negro and discussion with producer Hébert Peck via Skype, Woodlands High School Assistant Principal Mandel Holland, and President of the [...]


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