Posted May 16, 2022
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 May 25 at 7:00. We Feed People, which is the latest film from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard, is a documentary featuring chef José Andrés—a winner of four Michelin stars and three James Beard Awards—and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen, a humanitarian aid organization that provides meals around the world in areas combating crisis.
Following the film screening, JBFC Founder and Former Executive Director Stephen Apkon will moderate a Q&A with producer (and JBFC Board Member) Sara Bernstein and editor Andrew Morreale.
The Burns welcomes the Community Center of Northern Westchester, Hillside Food Outreach, Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, Pleasantville Community Garden, Pleasantville Farmers Market, and Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry of Pleasantville as community partners for this event. These local organizations provide food to community members in need.
After the Q&A, attendees are encouraged to head upstairs to the Jane Peck Gallery for a light reception, during which they can visit the community partners’ tables to learn more about the important work happening at the local level.
“This film is an incredible story about delivering meals in disaster zones and creating change in people’s lives,” said JBFC Executive Director Mary Jo Ziesel. “The screening, Q&A, and reception provide the opportunity to bring our community together to watch, engage, and learn. Afterward, we can continue the conversation at the reception, and find out more about the work being done by these local partners here in Westchester.”
The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit arts and education hub located on a three-building campus in the New York Metro area. The JBFC brings the transformative power of film to the surrounding community through unique programming and discussion, support for working artists, and educational initiatives. Since opening in 2001, millions of people have enjoyed the best of current American and foreign cinema, unique film series, and special events at the five-screen theater complex. A pioneer in visual literacy, the JBFC offers educational experiences for students of all ages at our state-of-the-art Media Arts Lab, including curricula for public schools. Creative Culture offers robust filmmaker fellowships and residencies to champion diverse voices, and fosters a community of thriving artists.