December 19, 2012

Abe, Honestly.

Abraham Lincoln has become somewhat of a celebrity recently. Not that he hasn’t always been a celebrity, but in the past few years, he’s been appearing in pop culture more and more. As...

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December 14, 2012

Holidays Treats: movies we missed – Part 2

You know how it is – the year is almost over and you start looking back at all the things you wished you had done. Well, in our case, it’s about deserving films,...

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November 29, 2012

All About Al

One of the most renowned horror directors of the 20th century, Alfred Hitchcock is a man as mysterious and entertaining as the films he directed. Now, with the new film Hitchcock, which opens at our theater...

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November 16, 2012

From Russia with Love

Romance. Scandal. Elaborate costumes. One of the biggest films of the holiday season is sure to be the latest adaptation of Leo Tolstoy‘s classic novel Anna Karenina, and we are screening it here at...

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November 7, 2012
A Late Quartet

Strings Fall Apart

Making beautiful music can be a very ugly and complicated process. Nowhere is that more evident than in Yaron Zilberman‘s most recent film A Late Quartet, which opens at our theater this Friday, November 9th....

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November 2, 2012
The Flat

A Family’s Secret Exposed

After the passing of his grandmother, filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger is charged with the task of cleaning out his grandparents’ Tel Aviv flat. As any good filmmaker would do, Goldfinger documented his time sifting through all...

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November 1, 2012

Stranger Than Fiction

When someone is trying to lose his virginity, the last person you’d expect him to see is a priest, right? Well, that’s exactly what poet Mark O’Brien does in The Sessions, a new film opening...

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October 25, 2012

Rook-ies of the Year

Think back to your middle school and high school years. Who were the “popular” kids in your class? Were they on the football team? The baseball team? Were they cheerleaders? Whoever they were,...

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October 18, 2012

His Sister’s Keeper

Using the awe-inspiring backdrop of a ski resort in the Swiss Alps, Sister, an Oscar hopeful for Best Foreign Film, tells a story that takes an emotional toll on it’s audience and opens at our...

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October 10, 2012

So Doggone Good

What do you get when you combine one struggling writer, one unemployed actor, one gangster, one religious man with a troubled past, one hot girlfriend, one passive-agressive girlfriend, and Tom Waits? Seven Psychopaths,...

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October 5, 2012
Sugar Man

Come Find Sugar Man

More people have seen Searching for Sugar Man at our theater than almost any other theater in the country, and everyone who has “found” Rodriguez here is making the same claim. Searching for...

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October 4, 2012

From Ugly Duckling to Empress of Fashion

We all feel insecure or self-conscious at some point in our lives, but deal with the negative comments and self-doubt in different ways. Some of us become introverted and shy or and some...

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September 25, 2012

We Are Carolyn Parker

The first ever JBFC production, I’m Carolyn Parker, is opening at our theater this Friday, September 28 and we can’t wait to show it off! Here at the Burns we are more than just an...

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September 20, 2012


America is on the decline, and nowhere is that more evident than in Detroit. Since the crash of the auto industry, Detroit’s decline has been a warning of things to come for the...

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