June 16, 2014

Hot Vintage Jazz with a Cool Man

This is a post by Abby Popper, JBFC Public Relations It promises to be a hot night on June 25, not only because summer has arrived, but there will be hot, foot-stomping music at...

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June 4, 2014
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Listen Up!

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko For the past several weeks, four Media Arts Lab students from Pleasantville High School have been working in collaboration with JBFC faculty member...

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May 22, 2014

Last Night We Blew the Doors Off the Place

This is a guest post by JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin. “Last night, we blew the doors off the place.” That’s the way a colleague described what it was like here last night during...

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May 22, 2014
David E. Kaplan speaks with an audience following a screening of PARTICLE FEVER.

Get the Fever

On Monday, May 19 we were lucky enough to screen the most thrilling science documentaries of the year, Particle Fever,  part of “Science on Screen.” The doc, directed by physicist-turned-filmmaker Mark Levinson, follows six brilliant...

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May 8, 2014

Just Say No to GMOs

From an early age we are told “you are what you eat.” We hear it from our parents, teachers, on afterschool specials. It is supposed to motivate us to take note of what...

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May 3, 2014


This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel “Jazz Sessions: The Greats on Camera,” May 8-June 25  It’s becoming a tradition….once again this year there are 5 fab nights of great jazz...

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May 1, 2014


This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel  And who better to provide those laughs for the whole family than the great silent film comic star Harold Lloyd? “Mr. Lloyd could be funny...

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April 30, 2014

{Staff Spotlight} Sean Gallagher’s Brothers of the Black List

Sean Gallagher has worn many hats in his three and a half years at the Jacob Burns Film Center, from teaching assistant to equipment staff to projectionist to editor, and on June 3...

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April 24, 2014


This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel The next best thing to being in France in May is seeing “Classic French Cinema” at the Burns (well, almost). Made by the finest...

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April 10, 2014

{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 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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February 12, 2014
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All About the Academy Awards

Bruce Dern or Leonardo DiCaprio? Jennifer Lawrence or Lupita Nyong’o? Gravity or 12 Years a Slave? 2013 was a great year for movies and the competition is tough in this year’s Oscar race. With...

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February 11, 2014

It Was Love at First Sight, Then it All Went Wrong for Two Legendary Young Couples

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Getting to the heart of the matter, you won’t want to miss the 2 upcoming screenings in our World Stage on Screen series which...

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