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Talking Docs

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Talking Docs

The JBFC programming team is always searching for a way to screen more great documentaries. Talking Docs gives us a chance to show films we’re passionate about but haven’t been able to squeeze into our schedule—and it offers the audience a special opportunity to dig in deep along with us. Screenings will be followed by a discussion, sometimes with a filmmaker and sometimes with one of our film programmers.

Opening night is Thom Andersen’s Los Angeles Plays Itself, a gorgeous mix of montage and essay film, which showcases the role of the city through cinema history. Talking Docs curator, Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin—who says that “it’s one of the most mesmerizing, haunting, and fascinating documentaries I have ever seen, perfect to watch with a theater filled with film lovers”—has been wanting to show this gem for years. It all starts on Sept. 26.

Fall 2018 Talking Docs dates: 9/26, 10/23, 11/15, 12/11


Subsequent film titles will be announced at the end of every screening by the series curator.

Tickets: $50 (members)


Talking Docs is hosted by JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin
Talking Docs is hosted by JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin
Wednesday, Sep. 26 2018, 6:30
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Andrew Jupin has been a part of the JBFC family since 2006 and the Senior Film Programmer since 2017. He curates several series, including "Global Watch, “Retro Revival,” “Sounds of Summer,” and the annual Halloween horror marathon. He is also one of the hosts of JBFC Preview Club. Outside the Burns, Andrew is a filmmaker, having written and produced two feature films with his comedy arts collective, Private Cabin. Since 2010, he’s been the host of “We Hate Movies,” a popular film-related comedy podcast that releases new episodes each week and tours the country playing live shows.

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