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

Jan.–June 2019 Season Now on Sale

The January–June 2019 season is on sale now to all members. Subscribe before it sells out!

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Talking Docs Club

4 Sessions, Sept. 26–Dec. 11

SOLD OUT!
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The Brat Pack

Young Fans of the Burns

This informal club offers the opportunity to connect with fellow cinephiles through special events as well as discussion around JBFC happenings, the film industry at large, and an overall love of cinema.

Classes

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Screenwriting: Adaptations

8 Tuesdays, Feb. 5–Apr. 2 (no class Feb. 19) from 1:00–3:30 pm

This new course features weekly exercises using songs, short stories, films, poems, and other inspiring source material for your own adaptation. JBFC faculty member and NYU professor Rob Morton will guide you as you explore inspiration and homage.

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The Power of Story: A Writer's Group

7 Thursdays, Feb. 7, 28, Mar. 14, 28, Apr. 11, 25, May 9 from 10:00 am–1:00 pm

Deepen and sustain your writing practice while receiving the encouragement you need to bring your story to life. Participants bring in their written work, share it with others, and give and receive supportive feedback.

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Intro to Film Language

1 Monday, Feb. 11 from 12:30–2:00 pm

If you missed the opportunity in the fall, now is the chance to see what Intro to Film Language has to offer. We designed this program exclusively for members as a short but enlightening introduction to the key elements of film language—editing, sound, and cinematography.

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Elements of Film: Sound

3 Tuesdays, Feb. 26, Mar. 5, & 12 from 12:30–2:30 pm

xSome say that sound is truly 50 percent of a film. You’ll learn about score, sound editing, Foley, and more in this film appreciation course. This course will be taught by Danny Gray, a composer of film and television scores and Ira Spiegel, a film and television sound editor and designer, who will have you listening to movies in a brand new way.

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The Power of Story: Everything is Possible

7 Tuesdays, Feb 5, 26, Mar. 12, 26, Apr. 9, 30, May 14 from 4:30 pm–7:30 pm

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

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Film Style and Form: Screenplay Greats

6 Mondays, Mar. 4–Apr. 8 from 10:30 am–1:30 pm

Casablanca, Godfather II, Pulp Fiction, All About Eve, Chinatown, Schindler’s List. What do these titles have in common? They all made the Writer’s Guild of America’s list of the 20 best screenplays of all time.

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Elements of Film: Screenwriting

3 Tuesdays, Mar. 5, 12 & 19 from 7:00–9:00 pm

This popular daytime course returns after dark! This course will share the building blocks of a well-crafted script. Learn how the screenwriter uses plot and structure—alongside production design, costume, and performance—to show, not tell.

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Elements of Film: Creative Nonfiction

3 Tuesdays, Mar. 26, Apr. 2 & 9 from 12:30–2:30 pm

Documentary filmmaking has never been more varied or rich in style. JBFC faculty member and NYU professor Diane Hodson takes students on a journey to discover some of the most innovative filmmakers working in nonfiction today.

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Short Films and Discussion

1 Tuesday, April 30 from 7:00–9:00 pm

Short films often represent the output of some of the most creative filmmakers working today, but these bite-size cinematic works often don’t get the attention they deserve.

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