March 17, 2015
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{JBFC International Fellow} Guy Reid and PLANETARY

Today, former JBFC International Fellow, filmmaker Guy Reid, will debut his feature length documentary film Planetary at SXSW. Planetary is a call to action, asking us to change our perspective and reconsider our relationship to each...

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March 10, 2015
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Live from SXSWedu in Austin, TX

This is a post by JBFC Senior Faculty / Program and Curriculum Developer Aaron Mace Here I am in Austin, Texas at the SXSWedu Conference! First of all, I have to admit that it...

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March 6, 2015
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Announcing Our Two New Theaters

We are so excited to share the news that today we opened our two new theaters at the Jacob Burns Film Center. We now have 5 screens, which means more opportunity for programming...

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March 6, 2015
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{Cinemania Student Critics} Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea, an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature, is screening at the Burns for two days only, at 3:00 pm on both Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15. Our...

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March 4, 2015
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In Case of No Emergency

This is a post by film critic and former JBFC International Fellow Mihai Chirilov There is nothing more pleasing for a film programmer to be right there when a talent is born. I...

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March 2, 2015
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Introducing Tara Clune

This is a post by JBFC Spring 2015 Emerging Artist Fellow Tara Clune While studying abroad in New Zealand, I simultaneously had the complete misfortune and good luck of registering for a Computer Graphics...

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February 27, 2015
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Welles and the Magician

This is a post by JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin The further we get from a director’s final film, the easier it is to take that artist for granted. It’s easy to lose sight...

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February 26, 2015
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{Cinemania Student Critic}The Best of Looney Tunes

This is a post by JBFC Cinemania Student Critic Caleb Feinstein This collection of classic cartoons is definitely fun for any age despite coming from a kids show. The Best of Looney Toons...

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February 15, 2015
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A Boyhood Obsession

This is a post by JBFC Theater Staff Member Jeffrey Crowley Celebrating the film’s recent awards success, The Jacob Burns Film Center brought Richard Linklater‘s masterpiece Boyhood back to Pleasantville for daily screenings...

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February 13, 2015
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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from the JBFC! To celebrate, enjoy Fish in Love, a short, stop-motion animated video created by fourth graders in our Minds in Motion program. Related posts: Add Some Animation to Your Life Not...

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February 12, 2015
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{Cinemania Student Critics} Favorite Snow Day Movie

We asked Cinemania Student Critic Andrew Torpie to share with us his favorite movie to watch on a snow day and tell us why he loves it so much. The film he chose...

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February 11, 2015
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Is it Possible to Pick a Winner?

This is a post by Abby Popper, JBFC Public Relations I don’t know how they do it – the Oscar judges that is! Watching the Live Action Shorts that the Burns is showing over...

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February 10, 2015
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Image, Sound, and Story in the Classroom

This is a post by Brady Shoemaker, JBFC Director of Curriculum “Watch your framing,” I said as I looked over the student’s shoulder at the viewfinder of her camera. “Oh, right; rule of...

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February 9, 2015
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BAMkids Making Animated Movies

This is a post by JBFC Faculty Member Darrel Swann This past Saturday, the JBFC was invited to Brooklyn to participate in BAM’s BAMkids Film Festival 2015. The JBFC had five animation stations set up...

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