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JBFC Announces Apple Bank as New Sponsor

Pleasantville, NY ― February 4, 2020 ― The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center, announced today that Apple Bank―which serves communities in the greater New York area―will be the exclusive sponsor of the ongoing feature News from our Neighbors. Appearing in JBFC’s weekly email to its 26,000 subscribers, News from our [...]


Step into Spring with a Riveting Slate of Events at the Jacob Burns Film Center

by Paige Grand Pré, JBFC Digital Marketing Associate Pleasantville, NY – Jan. 29, 2020 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful art house theaters in the country, announced today a variety of unique, compelling, and one-of-a-kind events, series, and screenings for spring 2020. With [...]


Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode Two: Let's Predict the Oscars

The Jacob Burns FilmCast brings the best of the big screen to your podcast stream! Join co-hosts (and fervent film fans) Mike Towndrow and Paige Grand Pré for conversations covering everything from new releases and awards buzz to cult classics and film history. As Season One continues, Episode Two: Let’s Predict the Oscars is now [...]


Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode One: Best of the Decade

The Jacob Burns FilmCast brings the best of the big screen to your podcast stream! Join co-hosts (and fervent film fans) Mike Towndrow and Paige Grand Pré for conversations covering everything from new releases and awards buzz to cult classics and film history. We’re pleased to announce that as of Jan. 22, 2020, Episode One: [...]


Your Most Watched Films of 2019

By Sarah Soliman, Marketing Associate/Series Curator; Adapted: Page to Screen It might be 2020, but with awards season in full swing, the films of 2019 are still on our minds. Burns audiences come see a lot of movies, and it made us wonder which films you came to see the most over the past year. [...]


Winter and Spring Break Camps at the JBFC

by Adrienne Frank, JBFC Education Outreach Coordinator Looking for activities to keep your kids entertained in Westchester over the winter and spring school breaks? We’ve got you covered! Students in Grades 5-8 can join us for Viewing and Doing (Feb. 17-21, 2020) or On the Set (April 6-10, 2020). These daily mini-camps are a great [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 20: Hooray for Hollywood

JBFC Mixtapes is an initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Vol. 20 comes to us from David Schwartz, former chief curator of the Museum of the Moving Image and host of the JBFC’s upcoming film club “Hooray for Hollywood: Sunday Mornings with David Schwartz.” Kicking off [...]


Cinemania Student Critic Review: Mary Poppins

by David Sapp, Cinemania Student Critic Robert Stevenson’s 1964 film Mary Poppins is about how a magical nanny helps transform two kids’ relationships with their father through fun and liveliness.  The film is visually stunning and extremely impressive for the time period. Looking at it from a modern-day standpoint, it’s amazing what they were able [...]


A Decade of Film

By Sarah Soliman, Marketing Associate/Series Curator; Adapted: Page to Screen, and the JBFC Staff Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson put very succinctly something that I’ve spent the past few weeks trying to express to my colleagues at the Burns when asking them to put these lists together: “Doing a ten best movies of the decade list [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Announces Senior Afternoon Cinema Schedule for Winter 2020

December 9, 2019 – Pleasantville, NY – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) has announced the programming for their ongoing Senior Afternoon Cinema series for winter 2020. Films are shown once a month on a Tuesday at 1:00 pm. This series is sponsored by The Knolls—A Bethel Community. The upcoming films and dates are:  Jan. [...]


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