November 26, 2014
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JBFC International Fellow has an Interstellar Perspective

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko What does it mean to be “planetary?” That’s what filmmaker and JBFC International Fellow, Guy Reid (pictured left) asks every group of students...

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November 24, 2014
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{Cinemania Student Critics} Charlie Chaplin Shorts

On Saturday, November 15, three of our 7-8 grade Cinemania students joined over 200 other film-lovers of all ages for a screening of Charlie Chaplin shorts with live music accompaniment by Not So Silent...

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November 21, 2014
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Mike Nichols (1931-2014)

We were saddened to learn that legendary filmmaker Mike Nichols passed away earlier this week. His work spanned decades and provided us with some of the greatest films of the 20th century. We...

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November 10, 2014


This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel If you missed the brilliant revival of John Steinbeck’s depression-era classic Of Mice & Men on the Great White Way last summer, “a moving...

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October 30, 2014

9 Scary Movies You Shouldn’t Watch Alone!

1 - The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Director: Jonathan Demme A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his...

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October 30, 2014

Here’s the Good News

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Uplifting stories of courageous people demanding justice both here at home and around the world pepper our signature fall series “Global Watch: Crisis, Culture...

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October 28, 2014

Somebody’s Watching Me

This is a post by JBFC Website and Membership Assistant Nicole Testa Director Laura Poitras was working on a documentary about surveillance –the third film in a trilogy about post 9/11 America. The...

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October 20, 2014

It’s a Bird, It’s a Bat, It’s Michael Keaton!

In the new film from Alejandro González Iñárritu, Michael Keaton plays actor Riggan Thomson, who is best known for his role as an iconic superhero and is looking to revamp his career after falling on hard times both...

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October 17, 2014
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This is a post by Abby Popper, JBFC Public Relations I was lucky enough to see a preview screening of Pride here at the JBFC upon the recommendation of my son who had seen...

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October 15, 2014
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Dance Flicks…Here we go again!

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel “Dance on Film,” our annual series celebrating (what else?) dance, kicks off with a bang on October 24 at 7:15….an eye-popping new 4K DCP restoration...

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October 7, 2014
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Geoffrey Holder

We were saddened to learn of the passing of famed actor Geoffrey Holder, who died Sunday, October 5 at age 84. Holder was at the Jacob Burns Film Center back in 2005 with...

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October 7, 2014
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Ready to Travel Through Time?

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Come and be transported back to the year 1601 in the Globe Theatre’s sublime production of Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. With...

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October 6, 2014

Halloween Movie Marathon

This is a post by JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin Late October is my favorite time of year – changing leaves, hoodies, playoff baseball, and, of course, Halloween! Yes, Halloween, the holiday where even...

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September 24, 2014


This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Come and enjoy A Broadway Lullaby, an evening event featuring a film, a Q&A with Tony Award-winning composer Rupert Holmes and a live music performances by Kate...

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