Community Matters: Now More Than Ever

Ongoing series — screenings and conversations throughout the year. Join the conversation and get involved.

Retrograde Jan. 11, 2023 Q&A with director Matthew Heineman, moderated by JBFC Board President Janet Maslin Shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature for the 2023 Academy Awards® Oscar-nominated, and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman’s latest film offers…
Wings Over Water Jan. 9, 2023 Q&A with filmmaker Andrew Young, producer Susan Todd & Anne Swaim, Executive Director of Saw Mill River Audubon Narrated by Michael Keaton, Wings Over Water tells the story of the epic journeys of three amazing bird families –…
Battleground Nov. 7, 2022 Q&A with Catherine Lederer-Plaskett, President and CEO of WCLA – Choice Matters and Elizabeth Zimmerman, Chair of the Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Action Fund Battleground is an urgent and timely window into the intersection of abortion and politics in America, following three women who…
Sing Sing Thanksgiving Nov. 3, 2022 Q&A with director David Hoffman, moderated by documentary filmmaker Ryan Miller SOLD OUT: This screening is currently sold out. There will be a standby line starting one hour before showtime. In…
Dramatic Escape Sep. 29, 2022 Q&A with Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) alumni, followed by a reception in the Jane Peck Gallery Dramatic Escape, a feature-length documentary, transports viewers into the lives of a group of incarcerated men at a maximum-security prison who…
Free Trip to Egypt Oct. 16, 2019 Q&A film subject Tarek Mounib with Westchester Community Foundation Executive Director Laura Rossi via Skype, followed by a reception Seeking to build a bridge of mutual understanding and friendship, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur of Muslim faith decides to reach out…
Colossus Mar. 14, 2019 Q&A film subject Jamil Sunsin and Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, with Westchester Community Foundation Executive Director Laura Rossi, followed by a reception Seen through the eyes of 15-year-old Jamil Sunsin, Colossus reveals the devastating personal impact of America’s immigration policies on one…
Time for Ilhan Sep. 27, 2018 Q&A VoteRunLead CEO/founder Erin Vilardi moderated by Laura Rossi with Reception Ilhan Omar is a woman, a Somali-American, a hijab-wearing Muslim, and a candidate for elected office in Minnesota. If you…
Quest Nov. 2, 2017 Q&A producer Sabrina Schmidt Gordon & councilman Jared Rice moderated by Laura Rossi with Reception Filmed with vérité intimacy for close to a decade, Quest is a portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher…
Real Boy June 1, 2017 Q&A Jamie Bruesehoff & Shepard Verbas with Reception Real Boy is the intimate story of 19-year-old Bennett Wallace who is navigating early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution…
Do Not Resist Feb. 23, 2017 Wow, a knock-out, terrifying horror film that just happens to be a documentary about the over-militarization of local police that’s…
Bikes vs Cars June 5, 2016 Q&A and Reception Our cities and towns are becoming an ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bicycle is a great tool for change, but safety…
Poverty, Inc. May 5, 2016 Q&A and Community Reception “I see multiple colonial governors. We are held captive by the donor community.”—Herman Chinery-Hesse, Ghanaian software entrepreneur. The West has positioned…
Dramatic Escape Feb. 18, 2016 “Given an opportunity, inmates can, and will, step forward on their own and make significant changes in their lives.” (Brian…
The Armor Of Light Oct. 22, 2015 Abigail Disney’s directorial debut follows the journey of Reverend Rob Schenck, an anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right,…

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