Caramoor at the Burns: Movies Musicians Love

Sep. 10–Mar. 17, 2020

We tend to think that film is essentially visual, but often music is the beating heart, the invisible place where the emotional life of a film happens. And movies are now at the very center of the musical world, the place where the some of the most interesting and innovative music finds home. This made us wonder: What movies do musicians love because of their music, and why? And so we’re thrilled to partner with our fellow Westchester institution, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. They have asked some extraordinary performers to choose a favorite film to showcase here, and we couldn’t be happier with their selections! We welcome members of the Caramoor community to join us for these screenings, which will take place once a month starting in September.

—Brian Ackerman, programming director

Trying to keep the beat? Check out JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 18: Caramoor at the Burns, featuring songs from the series’ films as well as selections from each musician who curated a screening!

The Triplets of Belleville Dec. 3 Ted Sperling selects THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE “I remember vividly seeing The Triplets of Belleville in the movie theater, soon…
From Mao to Mozart Jan. 21 The Oscar-winning Best Documentary about violinist Isaac Stern’s 1979 unprecedented three-week visit to China, the first such tour by a…
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Feb. 18 This portrayal of the family life of author James Jones (played by Kris Kristofferson) is based on an novel by…
Koyaanisqatsi Mar. 17 Godfrey Reggio’s unconventional Koyaanisqatsi was a sensation when it was released in 1983. Without words but powered by Philip Glass’…

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