April 22, 2014
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Growing Up On the Silver Screen

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko It’s no secret: growing up isn’t simple. Luckily, navigating the waters of adolescence is a universal struggle that seems to span both physical...

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April 14, 2014
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We’re Teaching Teachers: Professional Development at the JBFC

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko It’s hard to be certain but spring truly is on the way, and we’re gearing up for all the events and goings-on that...

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April 10, 2014
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{Staff Spotlight} Private Cabin Collective

JBFC Equipment Manager Justin Drobinski, Programmer Andrew Jupin, Technologist Russell Peborde, and Faculty Member Sean Weiner are four members of Private Cabin, a collective of writers, filmmakers, and podcasters who create web series,...

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April 9, 2014
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Getting Under the Skin at the Burns

“With Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer presents science fiction as it’s rarely, if ever, seen – quiet, calculated, and completely stripped bare. The fact that the film avoids big monsters, lasers blasts, and...

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April 7, 2014
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Jewish Films for Students & Teachers

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko For the past two weeks, the JBFC Theater has been buzzing with the 2014 “Westchester Jewish Film Festival,” a cinematic celebration and exploration...

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April 2, 2014
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Let’s Get Real About Cartoons

The New Yorker cartoon is a staple of the Magazine and a rich part of it’s history. Many of it’s readers skip straight to the cartoon when picking up a new edition, and The...

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April 1, 2014
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In Between: Where the Personal Becomes Universal

This is a post by Programming Assistant Eli Meixler After tackling such issues as immigration, social demographics, and terminal illness, Israeli director David Ofek is back with In Between, another fascinating film that skirts...

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March 31, 2014
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The Wild Side of Filmmaking!

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko The JBFC’s Focus on Nature* initiative is breaking ground in helping students and educators integrate science, media, and storytelling. Last week, to celebrate...

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March 18, 2014
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Calling All Emerging Filmmakers!

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko Are you an emerging filmmaker looking for a support system to help you further your creative goals? Great news! The JBFC is now...

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March 17, 2014
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{Staff Spotlight} Jesse LoCascio

Here at the Burns, we aren’t just a staff that’s passionate about watching films, many of us work hard to make them as well. Last summer, JBFC Projectionist Jesse LoCascio worked on two...

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March 14, 2014
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Would You Give It Five Stars?

This is a post by Abby Popper, JBFC Public Relations Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel (a pale-pink frothy structure) opens on two screens at the Burns today, Friday, March 14....

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March 13, 2014
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Fridays Just Got a Whole Lot Cooler

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko Half-work/school-day and half-weekend, Friday is an unsurprisingly perfect time for movie-going. So, in keeping with tradition, once a month our Media Arts Lab...

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March 5, 2014
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Redefining Literacy for a Visual Culture

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko You may already be familiar with the JBFC’s dedication to media education and to preparing students to succeed in a world increasingly dominated...

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February 28, 2014
The CICAE winners with the CICAE jurors.

Berlinale Film Festival

From February 6-15 JBFC Programmer Kathy Bonomi was in Berlin as a juror for CICAE  (which, in English, stands for the International Confederation of Art Cinemas) at the Berlinale Film Festival. The CICAE is...

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