OCOpen Caption screening
Additional program content
SFSensory Friendly. Details HERE

There are no showtimes currently scheduled for this film.


Free Community Event!

This is a FREE event. Register for your seat at or pick up a ticket at the box office, while tickets last.

From internationally acclaimed photographic artist Chris Jordan, in his filmmaking debut, comes Albatross, a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On Midway Island, in the remote North Pacific Ocean, tens of thousands of Laysan albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. Jordan visited Midway over many years with his team, documenting the cycles of life and death, capturing stunning and intimate portraits of these magnificent seabirds. Albatross paints an image of shock and grief, while delivering a profound message of reverence and renewal.


Q&A filmmaker Chris Jordan
Wednesday, Apr. 18 2018, 7:00
This event is over. View all of our upcoming events.

Chris Jordan’s work explores the collective shadow of contemporary mass culture from a variety of photographic and conceptual perspectives. Edge-walking the lines between beauty and horror, abstraction and representation, the near and the far, the visible and the invisible, Jordan’s images confront the enormous power of humanity’s collective will. His works are exhibited and published worldwide. 

The Jacob Burns Film Center is proud to receive generous support from:

Email Sign Up

Get updates on screenings at the JBFC Theater, upcoming events, and more!