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Jacob Burns Film Center to Receive $30,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Pleasantville, NY – February 21, 2019 — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) just announced that the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country, was chosen to receive an Art Works grant of $30,000. The grant will be used [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Announces Senior Afternoon Cinema Films for Spring 2019

Pleasantville, NY – February 21, 2019 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) has announced the programming for their ongoing Senior Afternoon Cinema series for spring 2019, including Brooklyn, Days of Heaven, and Strangers in Good Company. Films are shown once a month on a Tuesday at 1:00 pm. This series is sponsored by The Knolls—A [...]


Raise a Glass to Wine and Movie Pairings

By Marketing Associates Paige Grand Pré and Sarah Soliman It’s National Drink Wine Day, and it got us thinking about the films we like to curl up and have a glass of wine with. Pairing a great wine with its perfect match is always an enjoyable experience, so get ready for a cozy night in with [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 13: The Meditative Life

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré  JBFC Mixtapes is a new initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Vol. 13 comes from JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré, who compiled a playlist inspired by our annual series The Meditative Life: Consciousness, Meaning, and Connection to help you [...]


Westchester Community Foundation Sponsors Colossus Event at the Jacob Burns Film Center

Pleasantville, NY— February 7, 2019 — As issues of rising xenophobia and racism become more visible, Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), in partnership with the Westchester Community Foundation (WCF), will screen the devastating documentary Colossus on March 14. The film offers a rare and timely look at the aftermath of deportation and family separation amid the current [...]


Filmmaker Matthew Puccini's Lavender Acquired by Fox Searchlight

We’re thrilled to share the news that after premiering as part of the opening night shorts program at the Sundance Film Festival, Creative Culture Fellow and 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow Matthew Puccini’s short film Lavender has been acquired by Fox Searchlight. Lavender, which is about a young gay man’s relationship with an older gay couple, [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center to Receive Funding from the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

Pleasantville, NY— December 18, 2018 — Today, Governor Cuomo announced that $87.1 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative to the Mid-Hudson region. Included in this announcement is the awarding of $506,500 to the Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY), a nonprofit five-screen cinema and education [...]


JBFC Elects Three New Members to the Board of Directors

Pleasantville, NY (December 17, 2018) – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit five-screen cinema and education center and one of the most successful suburban art houses in the country, announced today that Dori Berinstein of Pound Ridge, NY, Stephanie Lynn of Ossining, NY and Michael Lombardi of Chappaqua, NY have been elected to [...]


JBFC Staff's Favorite Movies of 2018

By Sarah Soliman, Marketing Associate It’s the time of year when “Best Of” lists abound―an exercise that’s always tricky, especially in a discussion about film, because so many of the best films in any given year are crammed into the months of November and December. There never seems to be enough time to see everything [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 12: Belt it Out on Broadway by Christine Pedi

JBFC Mixtapes is a new initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Vol. 12 comes from Christine Pedi, a Sirius XM radio personality and host of the ON BROADWAY channel, as well as a musical theater actress and cabaret performer best known for her comic impressions. [...]


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