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 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 or 914.773.7663, ext. 8 with any questions about our Courses.



JBFC Preview Club

Limited Availability!

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


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.


Matinee Film Club


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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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