January 23, 2014

WHAT IS THE CITY BUT THE PEOPLE? Coriolanus comes to us live from London.

This is a post by JBFC Manager of Theater Operations Kendra Ekelund “What is the city but the people?” –Sicinius Velutus, Coriolanus If you search for Shakespeare’s least-produced plays, Coriolanus will undoubtedly be...

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January 16, 2014
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What a Dump! Garbage In…Art Out

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Waste Land on Jan. 23, 7:30 “The Slumdog Millionaire of documentaries” (Huffington Post) Welcome to Rio’s Jardim Gramacho, the largest trash dump on the...

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January 9, 2014
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{Throwback Thursday} Richard Linklater at the Burns

2013 was another great year at the Burns with entertaining films and fantastic guests. Now, a lot of those films and guests are nominated for Golden Globe awards and we can’t wait to...

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January 8, 2014

Student Athletes or Indentured Servants?

The NCAA is a multibillion dollar industry, with the success of college football and March Madness lining the pockets of everyone involved except the players themselves. Many of the top ranked college athletes...

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January 6, 2014
The Short Game


This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Hey all you sports fans, you won’t want to miss all the action we’ve cooked up in “We Got Game: Sports on Film,” Jan....

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December 12, 2013

The Science of Gravity

In 2013, the JBFC was one of 20 independent nonprofit cinemas from across the country selected to receive grants to implement Science on Screen programs at their theaters. An initiative of the Coolidge...

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December 1, 2013

Making Waves at the Burns

Thursday, December 5 is opening night of the series “Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema,” featuring the film Closer to the Moon, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Nae Caranfil and a reception. Closer to the...

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November 15, 2013

Brace Yourself, This Is Not Your Typical Documentary

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Rather, Our Nixon, an all-archival film in which director Penny Lane has cleverly stitched together  home movies (more about those in a minute), Oval...

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November 7, 2013

An Evening Under Surveillance

Last night we kicked off our annual documentary series “Global Watch: Crisis, Culture & Human Rights” with the film Terms and Conditions May Apply, a nonfiction horror film demonstrating how we are all incrementally opting...

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November 6, 2013
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All the World’s Your Stage

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel By now, you are probably familiar with the National Theatre Live broadcasts we have been screening over the past 5 years. But, you might...

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October 11, 2013

Witches! Monsters! Vampires! – Halloween casts its spell at the Burns

This is a guest post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Calling all children and grown-ups…it’s time to get in the mood for what is one of our favorite holidays of the year. For...

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October 9, 2013
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Gala Gallery 2013

On Saturday, September 28, we had our 2013 Anniversary Celebration, where we honored the Westchester Community Foundation and founding board member Helen Bernstein with Leadership Awards. It was a fun night filled with...

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October 8, 2013

Moments that Made the Movies

I’m sure we all have the same experience when we think back on all the films we’ve seen. There are always a couple of scenes, from a couple of films, that really stand...

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October 7, 2013

An Evening with Pilobolus

This is a guest post by choreographer and Manhattanville College Artist-in-Residence Peter Pucci. It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome Pilobolus Dance Theater and introduce the company to the “Dance on Film”...

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