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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 [...]


JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 6: Summer @ the Lab Director Darrel Swann

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 [...]


Get To Know Maya Cueva, Valentine & Clarke Emerging Artist Fellow

By Creative Culture Fellow Maya Cueva My identity as a mixed Latina and background in audio production shapes my vision as a storyteller. Originally from Berkeley, CA, I am thrilled to join this class of Creative Culture fellows as a Valentine & Clarke Emerging Artist Fellow. My passion for directing and producing documentaries started during [...]


Blue Collar to First Reformed: Paul Schrader On Screen

By JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin I will never forget where I was the first time I saw Paul Schrader’s First Reformed. It was the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and the moment I noticed the title listed in the massive festival guide/bible, I knew I had to make a point to see this film. [...]


JBFC Staffers Share Their Favorite Podcasts

by Denise Treco, Director of Marketing & Communications As an avid podcast listener, I was curious to learn what my colleagues are listening to outside office hours. Here are 17 podcasts, tackling everything from day-to-day problems to solving mysteries, and even who played the best James Bond. If you have a favorite podcast you want [...]


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 [...]


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