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JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 6: Summer @ the Lab Director Darrel Swann

JBFC Mixtapes is a new initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. We’ll be updating the blog with mixtapes from staff members, special guests, and more, to drop the needle on our favorite songs from, about, or inspired by films—with a few curveballs every now [...]


Get To Know Maya Cueva, Valentine & Clarke Emerging Artist Fellow

By Creative Culture Fellow Maya Cueva My identity as a mixed Latina and background in audio production shapes my vision as a storyteller. Originally from Berkeley, CA, I am thrilled to join this class of Creative Culture fellows as a Valentine & Clarke Emerging Artist Fellow. My passion for directing and producing documentaries started during [...]


Blue Collar to First Reformed: Paul Schrader On Screen

By JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin I will never forget where I was the first time I saw Paul Schrader’s First Reformed. It was the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and the moment I noticed the title listed in the massive festival guide/bible, I knew I had to make a point to see this film. [...]


JBFC Staffers Share Their Favorite Podcasts

by Denise Treco, Director of Marketing & Communications As an avid podcast listener, I was curious to learn what my colleagues are listening to outside office hours. Here are 17 podcasts, tackling everything from day-to-day problems to solving mysteries, and even who played the best James Bond. If you have a favorite podcast you want [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 5: Musician Mark Morganelli

JBFC Mixtapes is a new initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. We’ll be updating the blog with mixtapes from staff members, special guests, and more, to drop the needle on our favorite songs from, about, or inspired by films—with a few curveballs every now [...]


Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Jazz Sessions: The Live Performances

By Maria Traversa Since its inception, jazz has transformed the musical landscape with its originality of style and spirit. It’s a diverse music that can be cool or hot, ordered or freeform, swinging or transcendent, and so much more. The evolving nature of jazz, owing to its boundary-pushing ethos and the personal expressions of its [...]


Bergman on the Big Screen

By JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin Starting May 1st, we’ll be screening an Ingmar Bergman film every Tuesday for the entire month. As crowded as the month of May will be on the JBFC schedule, “Bergman Tuesdays” as I’ve been calling it—the screenings are part of our larger, ongoing focus on repertory cinema, Retro Revival—is [...]


The Rider: Unexpected and Deeply Moving

By Director of Programming, Brian Ackerman When you go to the Toronto Film Festival, your hope is always that you’ll wander into something you didn’t know about and be completely blown away.  It’s the universal festival fantasy. It doesn’t happen often, and some years it doesn’t happen at all, but this year it did, and [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 4: Executive Director Edie Demas

JBFC Mixtapes is a new initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. We’ll be updating the blog with mixtapes from staff members, special guests, and more, to drop the needle on our favorite songs from, about, or inspired by films—with a few curveballs every now [...]


Alan Arkin Skype Q&A

As part of this year’s Westchester Jewish Film Festival we celebrated the career of actor and filmmaker Alan Arkin with a five film retrospective. We screened The In-Laws, Glengarry Glen Ross, Little Miss Sunshine, Wait Until Dark, and Little Murders, the 1971 film that Mr. Arkin directed. It was thrilling to have Mr. Arkin join [...]


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