Clubs & Classes

Our 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

Jan-Jun 2020 Sold Out!

Subscriptions for the Jan-June 2020 season will go on sale late November as a Priority Purchase. Check back for details or join at the Film Buff level now to be eligible!

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Adapted: Page to Screen

New Session Coming this Spring!

Join our new film club as we gather to appreciate classic films and the books on which they’re based.

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JBFC Members' Facebook Group

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Connect with fellow cinephiles and stay in the loop on all things JBFC.

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Hooray for Hollywood: Sunday Mornings with David Schwartz

Jan. 19–June 21, 2020

This new monthly club brings the classics back to life on the big screen—all in 35mm prints!

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The Brat Pack: Young Fans of the Burns

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JBFC programming & film industry news for Young Fans of the Burns (Ages 21-39).

Classes

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Elements of Film: Documentaries

Feb. 27–Mar. 12, 2020

Explore the methods that documentaries use to make an argument based on claims of truth, actuality, and authenticity.

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Screenwriting: Script and Plot Workshop

Mar. 3–Apr. 28, 2020

Discuss story structure, explore character craft, learn how to write dialogue, and more.

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The Power of Story: Everything is Possible

Mar. 3–Apr. 28, 2020

Claim your confidence and be inspired to bring your stories out of your heart and imagination and into the world.

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Elements of Film: Early Feminist Voices in International Film II

Mar. 11–May 20, 2020

Each month will feature a screening and discussion around an iconic narrative by international feminist filmmakers from the 90s to the present.

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Film Style and Form: Foreign Language Films

Mar. 24–May 5, 2020

Explore the key concepts of film language while watching clips and full-length foreign language gems.

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Digital Storytelling: A Storied Life

Mar. 26–May 21, 2020

Students 55 and up will be guided through the production process as they bring their stories to the screen.

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Intro to Film Language

Apr. 29, 2020

We designed this program as a short but enlightening introduction to the key elements of film language—editing, sound, and cinematography.

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Elements of Film: Original Score

May 7–21, 2020

Explore the history and craft of film scoring, from the early days of Hollywood to the diverse multimedia landscape of the present day.

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