20 Reasons to Join & Give

Whether you join or give, the JBFC appreciates your support at any amount. Help us continue to do what we do for you and the community! We are a nonprofit and your support is vital. Contribute to the JBFC and we all benefit!

Reasons to Join

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We'll make you an offer you can't refuse! All members of our nonprofit receive a discount on tickets.
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Enjoy exclusive members-only events and an invitation to free Anniversary Screenings in June.
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Dig into the best movie popcorn around, free for members on the first Wednesday of the month.
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We offer classes for all ages at the Media Arts Lab- and members pay no registration fee.
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Your JBFC membership card is also your passport! Travel to little-known countries and experience diverse cultures through film.
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Because there's no place like home and members feel at home at the JBFC.
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You can tell your city friends that there IS great culture in Westchester and that Pleasantville is much more than just a 1998 movie.
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We bring you great films from emerging filmmakers. Discover the next Steven Spielberg...
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Hear the hum of 35mm. Revisit classic films and discover new favorites.
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We do the heavy lifting for you - we handpick our films from festivals around the world, and create series you can't find anywhere else.

Reasons to Give

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Tickets, concession sales, membership, and education fees account for only 46% of our operating income. We must raise over $2.4 million each year to sustain our programs and fulfill our mission.
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Enable more than 12,000 students from under-resourced schools to experience our innovative visual literacy education program completely free of charge, including transportation.
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Help us get these students to the JBFC! 250 buses roll to and from our campus each year.
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Enjoy a tax break.
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Support emerging filmmakers and visiting artists from around the world.
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Foster joyful learning.
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Preserve and expand our distinctive and diverse annual film series.
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Empower teachers by providing them with the skills and resources they need to integrate creativity, literacy, and technology in the classroom.
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Ensure that financial barriers do not prevent students from taking courses at the Media Arts Lab.
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Help us create the next chapter of the amazing JBFC story.