Blog Jacob Burns Film Center Travels Back to 1969: A Year That Changed Hollywood

Posted July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019 — Pleasantville, NY — Woodstock. The Miracle Mets. The Moon Landing. 1969 was a year of historic firsts. That’s why the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country, is celebrating the July 26 opening of Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited Once Upon a Time in Hollywood on 35mm – an unrestrained re-creation of (and requiem to) 1969 Hollywood – with a closer look at some of the big releases of that tumultuous year with 1969: A Year That Changed Hollywood (July 19–25). Featuring harder-edged stories dealing with the social and political pressures of the day—whether the sexual revolution or the impact of the Vietnam War—the typical ’60s Hollywood fare of bland widescreen epics and musicals were pushed aside for movies that reflected and fed a radical new era in filmmaking both here and abroad. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

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Advance tickets are now on sale for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, which opens July 26 in 35mm at the Jacob Burns Film Center. The JBFC is one of a select group of theaters asked by Sony Pictures Entertainment to run one of the limited number of 35mm prints they are striking for the film’s release.

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