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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 [...]


A Life Through the Lens of the JBFC: Aaron Mace

by Aaron Mace, 4th Grade Teacher – Claremont School & Former JBFC Staff Member It’s so good to be back at the Burns. Walking into the lobby the other day brought back a flood of memories. I first walked into the theater 18 years ago to see Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me. I was scouting [...]


Moviegoers Can Now Enjoy a Movie with Beer and Wine

The Burns to Offer Beer and Wine in Addition to its Carefully Curated Film Selection The Jacob Burns Film Center just launched new beverage offerings for moviegoers, available at the theater’s concession stand, in partnership with local businesses. The JBFC Theater is adding beer and wine to the concession stand menu through a partnership with [...]


Have you heard about RRR (Rise Roar Revolt)?

When my fellow film programmers and I are looking through titles to bring to the JBFC’s screens, some of the most rewarding moments come when we stumble on something where the second it ends, we run out and tell the rest of the team that it’s a film we have to play. Even rarer are [...]


Experience the Arts this Summer with the Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass

UPDATE May 2023: Details about the Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass for Summer 2023!  The Jacob Burns Film Center is thrilled to join four other premier arts organizations—Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Historic Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and Storm King Art Center—to announce sales for the Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass [...]


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