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Backyard Wilderness in 3D


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Backyard Wilderness in 3D

This year we’ll highlight something that’s a first for the Burns: an exclusive one-week engagement of a film normally only available in giant-screen format in museums and IMAX theaters. Backyard Wilderness is a 3D sensation that swept the Giant Screen Awards this year, winning Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film for Lifelong Learning. It’s the creation of Academy Award–nominated local filmmakers Andrew Young and Susan Todd (Children of Fate). Shot in Westchester, Backyard Wilderness focuses on a girl named Katie who turns away from her screens and devices to discover the secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door. The film reminds us how we can uncover extraordinary things in ordinary places simply by stepping outside. A brisk 40 minutes of 3D thrills, it’s a treat for the whole family.

Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers), $10 (children/students)


Q&A with filmmakers Susan Todd and Andy Young
Q&A with filmmakers Susan Todd and Andy Young
Saturday, Apr. 20 2019, 4:00
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Susan Todd and Andy Young are Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmakers and longtime friends of the JBFC. They founded production company Archipelago Films and non-profit Arise Media to create groundbreaking media about the most urgent social and environmental challenges of our time. Credits include Children of Fate, Americanos, The Last Royals, and Lives in Hazard.

This film is part of the Focus on Nature 2019 series.

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