September 30, 2012

Opening Night for Nature: Treasures Hidden in Plain Sight

Nature is more than just your backyard tomato garden, or the overhang of trees that canopies your drive down Bedford Road. It’s the thriving culture of flora and fauna that sustains us, reaching...

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September 28, 2012

{PROGRAMMING PIPELINE} The Films of Asghar Farhadi

Don’t miss our latest series, The Films of Asghar Farhadi, which kicks off today and runs through Thursday. Senior Programmer Christopher Funderburg shares his thoughts on the series and why he’s excited to...

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September 27, 2012

This Post Really Tied the Blog Together

What is it about The Dude, an unemployed, forty-something stoner, that makes him one of the most likable characters in cult film history? Is it the laid back demeanor? The love of bowling? The affinity...

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September 25, 2012
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Get in the Hearing Loop

We are happy to announce that a new hearing loop system has been installed in all three theaters, replacing the assistive listening devices used in the past. The system has also been installed in...

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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 24, 2012

Farhadi Shakes the Dust Off Iranian Culture

Matters of the Middle East are on American news frequently, and have been for a while now. Iranian director Asghar Farhadi even describes his country as one with a rich culture “hidden under...

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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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September 20, 2012

What Matters Most in Your Community?

The issue of healthcare is an important concern these days, and the central topic of Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, a 2012 documentary by Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke. On...

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September 17, 2012
Singin in the rain

A Celebration of Art in Motion

This Thursday, September 20 kicks off our “Dance on Film” series, starting with the classic of all movie musical classics, Singin’ in the Rain. Considered one of the best movies of all time,...

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September 16, 2012

{Programming Pipeline} Fritz Lang’s Metropolis

We told you a few days ago that this was a don’t miss event! Now, you can hear Senior Programmer Christopher Funderburg tell why Metropolis with Alloy Orchestra is going to be a...

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September 14, 2012

Blue Sky Studios at JBFC!

Did you know there’s an award-winning animation studio right in our back yard? Blue Sky Studios, the company responsible for hits like Ice Age and Robots started in White Plains, and is now located...

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September 13, 2012

Reprise: Metropolis and the Alloy Orchestra

One of our most spectacular evenings at the Burns has returned for a repeat this September: Fritz Lang’s Metropolis with the Alloy Orchestra is back by popular demand. Considered a leading “avant-garde” interpreter...

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September 12, 2012

Richard Gere: Oscar Buzz for Arbitrage

Richard Gere is already receiving Oscar buzz for his role in Arbitrage! Gere plays Robert Miller, a wealthy investment banker who has enjoyed his fortune and managed to cover up a lot financial mistakes.  Miller’s wife (Susan Sarandon) and daughter (Brit...

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September 11, 2012

Another chance to see I’m Carolyn Parker

Longstanding member of the Burns community Jonathan Demme joined forces with us last year to create I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and Beautiful, a portrait of a woman from New Orleans...

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