Clubs & Classes

Our three film clubs offer a variety of options for the avid film goer including the best in independent, rarely-seen, and classic cinema, curated and led by JBFC programmers. Please contact Membership at membership@burnsfilmcenter.org or 914.773.7663, ext. 6 with any questions about our film clubs.

JBFC Courses @ the Lab & Theater equip adult students with an understanding of the key elements of film language and theory. Please contact the Registrar at registrar@burnsfilmcenter.org or 914.773.7663, ext. 8 with any questions about our Courses.

Clubs

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JBFC Preview Club

Limited Availability!

See previews of the newest independent releases. Please check back in the fall for the next season.

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Talking Docs Club

4 Sessions, Sept. 26–Dec. 11

NEW! Priority purchase now open for members at the Film Buff level and above through August 6.

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Matinee Film Club

CANCELLED

Due to scheduling issues, the fall 2018 iteration of our Matinee Film Club has been cancelled. Please check back next season for more information.

Classes

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Elements of Film: Screenwriting

Film Studies: Sept. 26–Oct. 10

Learn from NYU professor Rob Morton how the screenwriter uses plot and structure to show, not tell. This seminar is perfect for film lovers and aspiring screenwriters.

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Elements of Film: Cinematography

Film Studies: Oct. 17–31

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Diane Hodson shows how lighting design, color, movement, composition, and framing communicate theme and meaning in film.

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Elements of Film: Editing

Film Studies: Nov. 7–28

Editor, writer, director, and cinematographer John Koch will show students how thousands of small decisions shape raw footage into a seamless narrative and reveal the technology behind it.

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Intro to Film Language

Film Studies: Monday, Oct. 1

For Members Only! This introduction to the key elements of film language will give all movie lovers a deeper understanding of the craft and technique of film.

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The Power of Story: Everything is Possible

Writing: Oct. 9–Dec. 18

In this encouraging environment, JBFC faculty member Anne Marie Santoro will help you claim your confidence to bring stories out of your heart and into the world.

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The Power of Story: A Writers' Group

Writing: Oct. 11–Dec. 20

Deepen your writing practice with support as you share your work and receive feedback, guided by JBFC faculty member Anne Marie Santoro.

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Screenwriting: Elements of the Craft

Writing: Oct. 17–Dec. 12

JBFC faculty member and NYU professor Rob Morton will guide you as you enhance your screenplays with weekly exercises and critiques on related topics.

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Film Style & Form: Back on the Big Screen

Film Studies: Oct. 29–Dec. 10

Join JBFC faculty member Theresa Dawson to view and discuss a selection of remastered or rereleased classics, inspired by our Back on the Big Screen series.

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