October 24, 2012
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{Programming Pipeline} Jonathan Demme’s Rarely Seen Cinema

How often do you get the chance to talk about movies with an Academy Award-winning filmmaker? Well, here at the Burns we provide that opportunity monthly as part of our series “Jonathan Demme’s...

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October 22, 2012
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{Programming Pipeline} Film Club

One of our most popular programs is the JBFC Film Club, which meets monthly to preview the latest in independent cinema. We’ve been running Film Club since 2001 and the popular program always...

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October 19, 2012
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Fast and Furious Filmmaking

Twelve teams. Twelve cameras. Twenty four hours to make the best short film. Sounds like a reality show doesn’t it? Well, we’re hosting the Burns Challenge next weekend at the Media Arts Lab!...

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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 17, 2012

Blue Skies Ahead!

Blue Sky Studios is at the JBFC! Our joint program with the Katonah Museum of Art has been under way for just over a month, and it’s going strong! For those who don’t...

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October 15, 2012
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Singing on the Silver Screen

As a film center, it is to be expected that actors and filmmakers come here to screen their films, but did you know we get a lot of musicians as well? In the...

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October 13, 2012
Jacob Burns Film Center 2012 Annual Gala

The Gala Gallery

On September 29th we held our 11th Anniversary Celebration and honored three important members of our community; the founding President of our Board of Directors Paul Frankel, filmmaker Benh Zeitlin, and JBFC leader...

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October 12, 2012

Sidewalk Sale!

The Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce is bringing back an old tradition with the village’s Sidewalk Sale, starting 9:00 am on Friday, October 12 and running through 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 13. The...

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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 6, 2012
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Pleasantville Unscripted

The Unscripted series is something we have students do every summer. These films highlight something extraordinary in our community, and gives students a chance to produce a piece. In the past, the Unscripted series...

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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 5, 2012

A Feisty Family Reunion

For all our theater-loving patrons out there, the National Theater Live series continues at the JBFC on October 11 with The Last of the Haussmans. A refreshingly original play written by  actor-turned-playwright Stephen Beresford, The Last...

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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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October 3, 2012

Hidden China October 4-25

We are really excited about Hidden China, our new film series that opens tomorrow. This is a look behind the scenes, an uncensored and uncompromising vision of one of the most dynamic and...

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