July 30, 2014
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If there had only been Youtube!

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Then the music of Reverend Gary Davis, the great blues, ragtime, and gospel guitarist, would have surely gone viral! Born blind and poor in...

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July 24, 2014
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Do You Feel Like A Living Art Project?

Do you feel like a living art project? That was one of the many questions our audience asked Ellar Coltrane at the sold out screening of Boyhood on Tuesday, July 22, and one of the...

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July 24, 2014
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{Throwback Thursday} Woody Allen at the Burns

Here’s a throwback to June, 2006, when Woody Allen visited the Burns with his film Scoop. Since then, we’ve shown many more Woody Allen films, including Midnight in Paris, To Rome with Love, and Blue Jasmine. On Friday, August...

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July 23, 2014
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The Burns Experiences Boyhood

Yesterday we held a sold out screening of Boyhood followed by a Q&A with the film’s star, 19 year-old actor Ellar Coltrane. It was fascinating to hear him speak about the process of filming a...

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July 17, 2014
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Boyhood Blog Giveaway!

On Tuesday, July 22 at 2:30 pm we’re screening Richard Linklater’s new film Boyhood followed by a Q&A with its leading actor, Ellar Coltrane. The screening is sold out, but we’re giving you a chance...

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July 14, 2014
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From Child to Adult in 163 Minutes

One of the most talked about films of the summer, Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood is a cinematic experience unlike anything that has come before. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, it follows Mason (Ellar Coltrane)...

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July 9, 2014
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TWO THUMBS UP…. bring tissues!

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Be prepared….Life Itself, the new documentary by acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) about the late, great Roger Ebert, is an emotional roller coaster...

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July 2, 2014
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Cool Docs for Hot Days

Comment on this post with the first concert you ever saw. We will pick one winner at random for two tickets to our  “Sounds of Summer” opening night event Celebrating Pete Seeger on...

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June 27, 2014
Begin Again

…..BUT CAN SHE SING?

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Oh yes she can!  That would be Keira Knightley inBegin Again, the latest film from Once director John Carney. Once again, Carney explores the...

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June 25, 2014
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Finding Vivian Maier

This is a post by JBFC Marketing Intern Samantha Caridi Finding Vivian Maier, part of “FrameWorks: Art on Film,” showing one night only on Wednesday, July 9 at 7:30 pm Photography, mid twentieth century, art,...

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June 18, 2014
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Movie titles tell us something, obviously!

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel And, in the case of Obvious Child, besides being a lovely Paul Simon song, it’s also a reveal. You’ll know what we mean after...

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June 16, 2014
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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 11, 2014
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Say (Grilled) Cheese!

This is a post by JBFC Marketing Director Denise Treco Even if you are not a “foodie” you will walk out of Chef with an appreciation for food and the people who work...

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June 6, 2014
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Poster Child for Independent Cinema

Over the past year at the Burns, we’ve shown 377 films from 41 countries around the world, and many of them appeared in our curated annual and ongoing series. For each series we program,...

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