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Meet Creative Culture Fellow Jalena Keane-Lee

By Jalena Keane-Lee Throughout history, pretty much every powerful man has been propped up by womxn who supported him, counseled him, and in some cases did his job for him. Imagine if we supported each other the way we support our men. Just imagine. That’s what I believe is the key to our collective success, [...]

JBFC on ABC 7: "The Past is Prologue"

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré Just in time for the JBFC’s 17th anniversary on Thursday, June 21, ABC 7 NY aired a piece by Entertainment Reporter Sandy Kenyon that highlights all the exciting developments in Courses @ the Lab, Creative Culture, and film programming at the JBFC over the last few years. Stopping [...]

The Knolls is the New Sponsor of Arts in the Afternoon at the JBFC

Pleasantville, NY – May 16, 2018 – The Knolls, a continuing care retirement community located in Valhalla, is the 2018-19 sponsor of Arts in the Afternoon at the Jacob Burns Film Center. This ongoing program includes two popular series: World Stage on Screen and Senior Afternoon Cinema. World Stage on Screen brings the best of [...]

Northern Westchester Hospital and Phelps Hospital Sponsor Programs at the Jacob Burns Film Center

Pleasantville, NY – May 30, 2018 – Mount Kisco’s Northern Westchester Hospital and Sleepy Hollow’s Phelps Hospital, proud members of Northwell Health, have become sponsors of the Jacob Burns Film Center’s (JBFC) Creative Culture program and a new ongoing series, Inquiry: Science on Film. Creative Culture is a fellowship and residency program that fosters a [...]

Now Showing at Your Local Library: The JBFC Curated Collection

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré Looking for something new to watch, but not sure where to start? The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) and Westchester Library System (WLS) have you covered! We understand that not all of our patrons can make it to the JBFC Theater often, so we’ve brought the viewing experience [...]

Join the Pack: Introducing The JBFC Brat Pack for Young Fans of the Burns

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré The JBFC is proud to announce a new way for “young fans of the Burns” to engage: The Brat Pack, a community for moviegoers looking to connect with fellow film fans in the Westchester/Hudson Valley area! Set up as a Facebook group to facilitate the open exchange of [...]

JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 7: Andrew Jupin's Jonathan Demme Mix

JBFC Mixtapes is an initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Our seventh installment comes from JBFC Senior Film Programmer Andrew Jupin, who writes: “As one of the curators for our annual Sounds of Summer music doc series, I was thrilled to put together this month’s [...]

On Chesil Beach: Acclaimed Theater Director Dominic Cooke Makes His Feature Film Directorial Debut with this Ian McEwan Adaptation

BY JBFC Senior Programmer, Andrew Jupin An adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel of the same name, On Chesil Beach marks the feature directorial debut of Dominic Cooke. It had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and premiered in the U.K. and United States in May. While this may be Cooke’s [...]

Hudson Valley Culture Track

By JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré On Wednesday, May 22, 2018, the JBFC welcomed over 100 representatives from cultural institutions throughout the Hudson Valley to the JBFC Theater for the first-ever Hudson Valley Culture Track event (#CultureTrackHV). Culture Track is a pro bono initiative developed by LaPlaca Cohen Advertising Inc., which conducts an industry-leading [...]

This Summer, You Can’t Beat the Classics

By Vincent Abbatecola, guest writer Summer is usually the season when you find a huge share of big-budget tentpole films in theaters, as well as a sprinkling of indie films that might have had their premieres at the Sundance Film Festival back in January. Whether you gravitate towards the blockbusters or art-house fare, summer is one [...]

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