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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 [...]


Meet RBG Filmmaker Julie Cohen

On Thursday, May 10, filmmaker Julie Cohen will join us for a compelling discussion following her documentary RBG, about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Enjoy this Q&A with Julie before you see the film!   How did you arrive at Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a subject? Myself and my directing partner in this project, Betsy [...]


Lynn Shelton's Latest: Outside In

By JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin Outside In is the latest from acclaimed indie director Lynn Shelton. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The JBFC always enjoys bringing films by talented women filmmakers to our audience and Outside In is no exception. Not only was Outside In directed [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 3: Equipment Manager Mike Towndrow

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 [...]


Inside Creative Culture: Meet Sahar al-Sawaf

By Creative Culture fellow Sahar al-Sawaf My first visit to the Jacob Burns Film Center was quite a memorable one. I had just relocated to New York, and heard that a theater in Pleasantville was screening Anomalisa, a stop-motion, animated feature film and the writer/director Charlie Kaufman would be there for a Q&A. I bought [...]


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