September 10, 2012

The Loss of a Daughter and the Birth of a Cause

“Someday, I’ll make a film that changes lives.” This was the dream of Melissa Avrin, whose parents stepped in to accomplish this goal after Melissa died of an eating disorder at the age...

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September 10, 2012


  This is a guest post from JBFC Theater staff member and Marketing Department intern Kate Koenig. A Chinese woman with a hundred arms. An ancient temple in the forests of Myanmar. A sea...

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September 7, 2012

A Tale of Two Posters

Have you ever wondered where our film posters come from? Where they start? At the Jacob Burns, we design our own posters for all our  film series. As with anything creative, our art...

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September 7, 2012

Turturro Talks

Who doesn’t love John Turturro?  From memorable star turns in Quiz Show and Barton Fink, to his work behind the scenes as a writer and director, John Turturro never fails to entertain. His range as an actor,...

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September 5, 2012

{Programming Pipeline} A Cat in Paris

JBFC Senior Programmer Christopher Funderburg discusses A Cat in Paris, the latest film in the JBFC series “Movies for Kids (and their Families).” We are screening the film at our theater every weekend in September, so...

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September 2, 2012

London Calling

You are probably familiar with Mark Haddon‘s New York Times bestselling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, but did you know that it has been adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens for...

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August 31, 2012
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Not Just Going Through The Motions

Our Minds in Motion summer program is wrapping up! Students from all over Westchester are working with educators from our Media Arts Lab as they create their own original stop-motion animation videos. Minds in...

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August 30, 2012

Don’t sleep through this one

Sleepwalk With Me, which had a record-breaking opening weekend last week, opens here tomorrow. Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance, comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this sincere and...

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August 29, 2012
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Sugar Man is Sweet

Rodriguez was the greatest ’70s U.S. rock icon who never was. His albums were critically well-received, but sales bombed, and he faded away into obscurity among rumors of suicide. But in South Africa...

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August 25, 2012

Cat Got Your Film?

As our Studio Ghibli series comes to a close, we’ve got a few more films up our sleeve for our audience of anime fans—especially those who love cats. Whisper of the Heart, like...

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August 24, 2012
Volunteer at See Hear Feel Film

Do Your Part: Volunteer With Us!

Interested in working with youth in the Westchester County area? Great volunteer opportunities are available with our third and fourth grade education programs. Training begins in September so register today! There are openings...

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August 22, 2012
Robot and Frank 2012

The Robbing Robot

Frank is a lonely, aging, retired jewel thief who receives a talking robot butler as a gift from his son. The robot is programmed to look after Frank, make sure he eats properly,...

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August 18, 2012

Takahata’s Hidden Gems

Your favorite Miyazaki works will be playing this week – Princess Mononoke on Monday and Tuesday and the Acadamy Award-winning Spirited Away this weekend. If you haven’t seen them, you’ll be sure to...

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August 16, 2012

{Throwback Thursdays} The Great American Western July 19-August 15, 2002

The western–glorifying the fading values and aspirations of the mythical bygone age of the American frontier–virtually defines the history of American movies. Over time westerns have been refined, reinvented, dismissed, and spoofed–and this...

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