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JBFC to Host Special Preview Screening of We Feed People, with Q&A and Reception

Attendees can connect with community partner organizations following the film   Pleasantville, NY — The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) will show a special preview screening of We Feed People later this month, ahead of the film’s premiere on May 27. The film screens at the JBFC, located at 364 Manville Rd. in Pleasantville, on [...]


Beer and Wine Coming Soon to the JBFC

The Jacob Burns Film Center is excited to announce that beer and wine will be available soon at the theater’s concession stand. Moviegoers will be able to choose from an assortment of alcoholic refreshments to pair with the JBFC’s prominent selection of curated films. “With the recent change in the NY State law, we are [...]


Creative Culture Artist-in-Residence: Chantel Clark

As a part of our ongoing interviews with Creative Culture Artists-in-Residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center, we recently caught up with Artist-in-Residence Chantel Clark to talk about her current work.  Thank you to Chantel for taking part in a Q&A on May 26, following the screening of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. How [...]


Luis A. Miranda, Jr. to Take Part in Film Conversation at JBFC Later in May

The Jacob Burns Film Center will welcome Viva Broadway Chairperson Luis A. Miranda, Jr., father of Lin-Manuel Miranda, to its stage for a special screening of Siempre, Luis. Following the film screening, attendees can talk part in a Q&A with Luis A. Miranda, Jr. and filmmaker John James, moderated by JBFC Board Member Dori Berinstein. [...]


See $10 Movies Every Tuesday This Summer

The Jacob Burns Film Center is excited to announce a special summer promotion for our Tuesday screenings. Starting May 10 through the end of August, visitors to the JBFC can enjoy a movie for just $10!* Friends don’t let friends miss out on movie deals! On Tuesdays, members can bring a friend to see a [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Welcomes Two New Board Members

Pleasantville, NY – The Jacob Burns Film Center announced today that Rod Brayman and Sara Bernstein have been elected to its Board of Directors for three-year terms. “Rod Brayman has an unwavering belief in the power of the arts, especially its life-changing effect on young people,” said Mary Jo Ziesel, Executive Director, Jacob Burns Film [...]


Film screening of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America at the JBFC continues important discussion taking place throughout the U.S.

More than 130 area high school students came to the JBFC on March 30 for a special student screening of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America.  It was the first in-person student screening in almost two years to be held at the JBFC Theater. Following the film, students engaged in a Q&A with [...]


Creative Culture Alumni Return to JBFC with Their Feature Doc, On the Divide

Award-winning filmmakers and Creative Culture alumni to participate in one-night-only Q&A at Jacob Burns Film Center for their feature documentary On the Divide Pleasantville, NY – March 30, 2022 – Award-winning filmmakers Leah Galant, of Cortlandt Manor, and Maya Cueva will attend a Q&A at the Jacob Burns Film Center on April 9 to discuss [...]


Spring '22 Programming

Spring Arrives with a Scintillating Slate of Films and Events at the Jacob Burns Film Center The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today a variety of unique, compelling, and one-of-a-kind events, series, and screenings for spring 2022. With special events and thought-provoking Q&As featuring filmmakers, politicians, activists, and more, there’s something for everyone to [...]


Remembering Michelle Materre

We mourn the passing of educator, mentor, curator, and luminary Michelle Materre whose indefatigable advocacy on behalf of Black independent filmmakers was a beacon for countless members of that community and beyond. We were honored to collaborate with Michelle through her trailblazing film series Creatively Speaking on multiple REMIX programs throughout the years. Michelle’s devotion [...]


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