Accessibility at the Burns

If you’re interested in checking out a film at the Burns and have questions about accessibility, this blog post is for you! At the JBFC, we are fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. When it comes to physical access within our buildings, all five theaters at the JBFC [...]

JBFC Receives Grant From ArtsWestchester

JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER RECEIVES $40,000 FROM ARTSWESTCHESTER Funding supports a year of senior programs and initiatives The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that the organization has received a $40,000 grant from ArtsWestchester. A significant portion of this 2022-2023 Basic Support Program grant will go toward senior programs and initiatives including Senior Afternoon [...]

The Best of 2022: JBFC Staff's Favorite Films

by JBFC Marketing Manager Paige Grand Pré As awards season kicks into high gear, what better way to celebrate the cinematic medium than by highlighting all the films that moved us in 2022? We’ve compiled “Best of 2022” lists from staff members across the Jacob Burns Film Center. Featuring a wide range of titles that [...]

Jacob Burns Film Center to Receive $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $20,000. The grant will support Power of Film, a collection of curated film series—REMIX: The Black Experience in Film, Media, and Art; Community Matters: Now [...]

The Magic of 35mm Movies

by JBFC Marketing Associate Hannah Douglas Have you ever noticed the line “presented on 35mm” listed in the film description for some of our movies? As a millennial, I’ve become a bit too comfortable living in these days of digital Everything, Everywhere All at Once (shout out to a fantastic film I saw at the [...]

Creative Culture REMIX Artist-in-Residence: Haley Anderson

As a part of our ongoing interviews with Creative Culture Artists-in-Residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center, we recently caught up with REMIX Artist-in-Residence Haley Anderson to talk about her current work.  On December 4, Haley took part in a Q&A moderated by JBFC REMIX curator Saidah Russell, following the screening of Control. 1. How [...]

Creative Culture Artists-in-Residence: Mariam Al-Dhabhani and Mohammed Al-Jaberi

As a part of our ongoing interviews with Creative Culture Artists-in-Residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center, we recently caught up with Artists-in-Residence Mariam Al-Dhabhani and Mohammed Al-Jaberi to talk about their current work.  “Director Mariam Al-Dhabhani and producer Mohammed Al-Jaberi are talented, creative and compassionate emerging non-fiction filmmakers from Yemen, in production on an intimate, [...]

Taking Stock of TIFF

by JBFC Marketing Manager Paige Grand Pré Eight days. 22 films—four docs and 18 narratives—across four venues. 148,987 steps (at least according to my fitbit). Two boxes of blister bandaids. One unforgettable experience! This September, I was fortunate enough to accompany the programming team to TIFF, The Toronto International Film Festival, which marked the first [...]

An Interview with Documentary Filmmaker David Hoffman

By Vincent Abbatecola, guest writer  “How many events that we have in our lives as Americans these days are just plain wonderful? That’s this one…It’s just an incredible interaction, an explosion of entertainment and people.” —David Hoffman With Thanksgiving around the corner, the Jacob Burns Film Center has a special event planned for the community, commemorate [...]

JBFC Announces Ryan Harrington as Director of Film Programming, Curator-in-Chief

Celebrated Film Industry Executive Has Won Four Emmy Awards, Prestigious Peabody Award Voting Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Veteran Film Industry Executive/Producer, Known For Connecting Films with Audiences, to Lead Programming Team The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that celebrated film industry executive, four-time Emmy Award winner, and [...]

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