JBFC Preview Club

Preview Club Spring-Fall season is under way. Winter-Spring season will go on sale in November!


Subscribers get an exclusive first look at the most interesting new indies and foreign films, giving them a chance to spread their cinematic wings! Our current club host is Odie Henderson.

A lover of film noir, musicals, Blaxploitation, bad art and good trash Odie Henderson has been a film critic at RogerEbert.com since 2011. He has written for Slant Magazine‘s The House Next Door blog since 2006. His work has also appeared in The Criterion Collection essay series, Slate, The Village Voice, Vulture, Cineaste Magazine, Movie Mezzanine, Movies Without Pity and Salon. In 2013, Odie Programmed a 9-film sidebar for the Off-Plus Camera Film Festival in Krakow, Poland.

Each evening of the JBFC Preview Club begins at 7:15 pm with an introduction by the host, who announces the film selection at that time. The element of surprise is one of Preview Club’s fun highlights, giving viewers the opportunity to discover films they might ordinarily miss. The host also gives a brief wrap-up after the film. The dates are Jul. 12, Aug. 30, Sep. 27 was changed to Monday, Oct. 3 due to town construction, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 13.

Preview Club meets on Tuesday nights.

  • The Preview Club meets monthly at 7:15 pm on a previously-scheduled 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 above, every fall and spring.
  • 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.

3 Month (Odd)

7/12, 9/27 (changed to 10/3 due to construction), 11/15

Off Sale!

3 Month (Even)

8/30, 10/25, 12/13

Buy Now!

On sale now to all members.

6 Month

7/12, 8/30, 9/27 (changed to 10/3 due to construction, 10/25, 11/15, 12/13

Please call!

914-773-7663 ext. 430

Past Film Club Subscriber Feedback:

Via survey responses, JBFC Film Club subscribers take part in an ongoing discussion. Current subscribers: Email us additional thoughts! Here are some past comments:

“The film was thought-provoking and well acted. ” (Luce)

“Loved the whimsy, Halla’s cunning bravery, those Ukranian singers!!, Halla’s joy when singing, her strong quietness. Loved it and love it more every time I think about it–which is often!. ” (Woman at War)

“Always like being exposed to different kinds of films and this certainly was one I never would have gone to see on my own. ” (Shoplifters)

Have other questions? Contact us at 914.773.7663, ext. 6 or membership@burnsfilmcenter.org or visit our FAQ

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