JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 24: Sounds of Summer 2023

by JBFC Senior Film Programmer Monica Castillo JBFC Mixtapes is an initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Vol. 24: Sounds of Summer 2023 comes to us from JBFC Senior Film Programmer Monica Castillo, who writes: “Like a great song, summer never last as long [...]

Artist-in-Residence: Maksim Shved

As a part of our ongoing interviews with Artists-in-Residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center, we recently caught up with Artist-in-Residence Maksim Shved to talk about his current work. 1. How did this residency come about, and how did you learn about the Burns? I first heard about the residency from Ryan Harrington (JBFC’s Director [...]

JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 23: Barbie's Block Party

by JBFC Customer Service Manager Tara Bongiorno JBFC Mixtapes is an initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Vol. 23 comes to us from JBFC Customer Service Manager Tara Bongiorno, who put together her favorite Barbie-tastic bops for Barbie’s Block Party, which took place Saturday, July [...]

Barbie's Block Party at the Media Arts Lab

Thank you for channeling your inner doll at BARBIE’S BLOCK PARTY at our Media Arts Lab! We had delicious treats from local food trucks such as Kinwich and Bill’s Good Humor along with refreshing brews from Soul Brewing Company. There was a real-life Barbie, tons of photo opportunities, and fun & glitter everywhere! Sign up [...]

JBFC Emerging Screenwriter Fellowship Info Session

Have questions about the Emerging Screenwriting Fellowship?  Join our Zoom info session to ask questions and hear more about this high school program. Applications are due August 6. Zoom Info Session: Tuesday, July 25 at 5:00 pm (ET) Add to Google Calendar Add to Outlook Calendar Download ICS In collaboration with NYU Tisch School of [...]

JBFC Collaborates With NYU Tisch School Of The Arts To Launch Three Innovative Programs In Westchester

Masterclass Programs Led by Tisch Faculty at JBFC for Learners of all Ages Pleasantville, NY– June 6, 2023–The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) today announces its collaboration with New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts to bring three innovative film programs to high school students, aspiring creatives, and adult cinephiles. These programs, set [...]

Keep the Beat All Summer Long with our Sounds of Summer Giveaway!

This year, we’re turning up the volume on Sounds of Summer with a special series giveaway. Buy a ticket to any screening in our 2023 Sounds of Summer lineup, and you’ll be entered to win one of three fabulous prize packs! Inspired by the eclectic mix of genres featured in this year’s series, we’re giving [...]

Summer Sizzles with Spectacular Cinema: Jacob Burns Film Center Unveils Unmissable Lineup

James Baldwin Abroad on Juneteenth, centennial celebration of Safety Last! with live accompaniment, new releases including Barbie, Oppenheimer on 35mm, Asteroid City, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, along with fan favorite series such as Pride, Sounds of Summer, Community Matters, and Life on Stage are among major programs coming this summer. Pleasantville, NY – May [...]

Sensory Friendly Screenings: Providing Inclusive Movie Experiences

Movies are a great way to escape reality and immerse yourself in a different world. For many, going to the cinema is an enjoyable and exciting experience. But for some, it can be an overwhelming and distressing ordeal due to sensory sensitivities. That’s where sensory friendly screenings come in. Last summer, we piloted sensory friendly [...]

JBFC Unveils Refurbished Theaters

Its Largest Theater to be Renamed the “David Swope Theater” in Memory of JBFC Chairman Emeritus Pleasantville, NY – May 1, 2023 —The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural institution, is proud to announce the completion of the refurbishment project for its three ground-floor theaters. The work significantly improves the moviegoing experience and [...]

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