June 5, 2014
WeAretheBest

The Misfits Form a Band

Who hasn’t dreamed of being in a punk rock band as a child? I can easily name five bands I formed with my friends in middle school and high school, and yet, all were...

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May 22, 2014
DEMME BYRNE

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 13, 2014
Demme

QUESTION: What do Meryl Streep, Jimmy Carter, Spalding Gray, Neil Young, and Oprah Winfrey have in common?

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel ANSWER: The Films of Jonathan Demme                And yes, that’s “our” Jonathan Demme….the guy who created and hosts the popular series, “Rarely Seen Cinema” and...

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May 8, 2014
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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 7, 2014
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Not Your Typical Historical Drama or The Inspiring Story of Dido Elizabeth Belle

This is a post by JBFC Membership & Website Assistant Nicole Testa It has been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but in regards to the movie Belle, a picture is worth...

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May 3, 2014
Marian

AND THE BEAT GOES ON….

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 2, 2014
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Game. Set. Watch. Screenings for Students

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko “Imagine a school where the cool kids are the chess team. Welcome to I.S. 318.” Winner of the Audience Award at the 2012...

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May 1, 2014
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WHO DOESN’T NEED A GOOD LAUGH OR TWO?

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 28, 2014
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THE MAD KING RETURNS

This is a post by JBFC Manager of Theater Operations Kendra Ekelund King Lear is definitely having a moment. In the past few years alone, we have seen several thrilling and successful revivals...

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April 24, 2014
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OOH LA LA…CLASSIC 1950’s FRENCH CINEMA

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 23, 2014
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How Dune Almost Became the Greatest Movie of All Time

This is a post by JBFC Membership & Website Assistant Nicole Testa If there was ever a movie to make you question what makes a “successful film,” it may just be Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed...

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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
Under the Skin

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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