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 20, 2014
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Seek Out That Which Challenges You

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko For many, Casablanca is fondly remembered as the setting of a classic black and white romantic drama starring Old-Hollywood darlings, Humphrey Bogart and...

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May 13, 2014
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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 9, 2014
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See Hear Feel Film

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko Think back to your favorite field trip when you were a kid. I’ll bet you still remember most of the things you learned...

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May 8, 2014
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski spoke with an audience following a screening of the film Prisoners. Photo: Lynda Shenkman Curtis.

Recent Guests at the JBFC

Recently here at the Burns, we’ve had a number of great guests stop by for post-screening Q&As, multimedia presentations, and book events. Check out Billy Crystal, Ben Stiller, Jason Segel, Bruce Dern, and more, in...

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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
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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 30, 2014
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{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 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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