JBFC Preview Club

The place for movie lovers who like to talk about films as much as they like to see them!

Join host Andrew Jupin for monthly previews of the best new films and an opportunity to spread your cinematic wings. Andrew, a JBFC film programmer and adjunct professor in the School of Film and Media Studies at Purchase College, adds foreign titles, documentaries, and little-known treats to the mix. In addition, he hosts a conversation with a JBFC colleague and you after each screening. Continue the conversation in our private Facebook group after the screening – all subscribers receive an exclusive invitation to the Film Club Facebook page, where they can chat with other movie-goers about all things Film Club!

Film Club subscribers also receive free tickets to all Reel Talk post screening discussions. Subscribers must show their subscriber pass at the box office to receive their tickets; free tickets available at the box office only.

JBFC members at the Film Buff level and above get first dibs on subscriptions, which always sell out quickly.  Join or upgrade your membership now so you don’t get sold out! Call Tara Bongiorno at 914.773.7663, ext. 430 with any questions.

Purchase tickets for the upcoming July-December season now!

Each evening of the JBFC Preview Club begins at 7:30 pm with an introduction by the host, who announces the film selection at that time. The surprise element is one of the fun highlights of this preview club, giving viewers the opportunity to discover films they might ordinarily miss. The host also gives a brief wrap-up after the film.

  • The preview club meets monthly at 7:30 pm on a previously scheduled Monday or Tuesday (subscribers subscribe to a specific series of dates).
  • The club is available to Jacob Burns Film Center members by subscription only.
  • It is available as a 6-month series ($120 per person) or a 3-month series ($60 per person) in two seasons: Jan.-June and July-Dec.
  • Subscriptions are initially sold during an advance Priority Purchase period to JBFC members at the Film Buff level and up, every April and October.
  • The six-month option is offered as a Priority Purchase benefit to Film Sponsor, Film Enthusiast and Silver Screen Circle members of the film center.
  • The three-month option is offered as a Priority Purchase benefit to Film Buff members.
  • Any six-month subscriptions remaining at the end of the Priority Purchase period are offered to Film Buffs first come, first serve in the order subscriptions were received.

The current Jan.-June 2017 series is sold out. Standby tickets may be available the night of each film club date at the theater. For standby access, speak with a Theater Manager or film club representative.

What Film Club Subscribers Are Saying

Via comment cards and our Facebook group, JBFC Film Club subscribers take part in an ongoing discussion. Current subscribers: Email us additional thoughts! Here are some recent comments:

“Very different and beautiful. A real change.” (The Red Turtle)

“Beautifully acted and visually engaging. Bill Nighy was a wonderful main character. Superb!” (Their Finest)

“A must see for everyone. I am still shaking from it. Very timely in current US climate.” (The Zookeeper’s Wife)

“Great performance by Bening! Character is so recognizable and the evolving relationships are fascinating.” (20th Century Women)

“Just brilliant and lovely…It was wonderful.” (Certain Women)

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